Handover Ceremony of Medical Equipment for the “Follow-up Cooperation for the Project for the Improvement of the Medical Equipment of the University Teaching Hospital”


On 25th July 2017, Mr. Hidenobu Sobashima, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Zambia, Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Minister of Health of the Republic of Zambia, as well as the senior management members of the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) and JICA representatives, among others, attended the handover ceremony for medical equipment of UTH.

The UTH, which is a Third Level Hospital, is indeed the top level hospital in Zambia, and Japan has been providing support to the UTH through JICA more than 30 years.

The cooperation this time was extended to follow-up the 1983 project for the Neonatal Ward including the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the projects between 2009 and 2011 for the medical equipment for the Operation Theatre, the Intensive Care Unit, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Department of Pediatrics.

Japan provided about 23.88 million Japanese Yen (about 2 million Kwacha) for procuring the necessary parts for the Patient Monitors at Neonatal Ward and the Operation Theatre, and furnished Voltage Regulators for Infant Resuscitaires and Stand-by Generators at Neonatal Ward.

As a result, the accidents which may be caused by unstable electric power supply including power cuts and will be prevented more stable operation of the medical equipment is warranted.
To read the speech made by Ambassador Sobashima at this ceremony, please click here.