Contract Signing Ceremony with Japanese Organization for International Organization in Family Planning (JOICFP) for the Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects by the Government of Japan (Promotion of Women’s Health throughout the Life Cycle at One-Stop Service Site in Zambia, Phase Two)


     On 25th January, Mr. Hidenobu Sobashima, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Zambia, and Ms. Kumiko Goto, General Project Manager of Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP), signed a grant contract amounting to up to 487,290 United States Dollars, or approximately 5.8 million Zambian Kwacha, for the implementation of a project of the Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects for “Promotion of Women’s Health throughout the Life Cycle at One-Stop Service Site in Zambia (Phase Two)”. The contract covers the second year of the three-year development cooperation project targeting 11 areas of Masaiti District, Mpongwe District and Lufwanyama District in Copperbelt Province.
      Through this project, JOICFP will develop One Stop Service Sites by renovating existing Rural Health Centres to improve access to health services by all women in the targeted areas, including pregnant women and girls. JOICFP will also conduct capacity building of the staff of Health Offices and those responsible for health and medical services in the Districts concerned so that they may appropriately train members of Safe Motherhood Action Groups (SMAGs) and Peer Educators (PEs) to improve the quality of their activities. About 75,000 women and girls in the targeted areas are expected to benefit from activities by JOICFP.
     Through the “Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO projects” scheme, the Government of Japan provides grant assistance to Japanese NGOs which implement economic and social development projects in developing countries.
To read the speech by Ambassador Sobashima at this ceremony, please click here.