Contract Signing Ceremony with Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association (JATA) for the Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects by the Government of Japan (Strengthening Access to Quality of Integrated TB Prevention, Management in High TB Burden Community in Lusaka, Zambia, Phase One)
On 28th February, Mr. Hidenobu Sobashima, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Zambia, and Ms. Yuko Matsuoka, Acting Representative of Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association (JATA) Zambia Office, signed a grant contract amounting to up to 591,679 Untied States Dollars, or approximately 7 million Zambian Kwacha, for the implementation of a project of the Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects, “Strengthening Access to Quality of Integrated TB Prevention, Management in High TB Burden Community in Lusaka, Zambia (Phase 1)”.
JATA aims to implement comprehensive TB countermeasures through strengthened activities for finding, diagnosing and treating TB patients, in continuation of the previous project the organization implemented in Chongwe District, Lusaka Province from 2015 to 2018. The new project covers 7 public medical facilities in Chipata Sub-District and Chelstone Sub-District in Lusaka District, Lusaka Province and plans the provision of TB screening equipment and X-ray equipment, the recruiting and training new TB volunteers, and the training medical staff for X-ray photo taking and reading. Activities by JATA are expected to promote the TB diagnosis and treatment and to lead to decreasing TB patients in Lusaka District.
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