Signing Ceremony of the Memorandum of Cooperation for Japan’s “Africa Health and Wellbeing Initiative”
On 26th August 2019, Mr. Hidenobu Sobashima, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Zambia, and Hon. Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Minister of Health of the Republic of Zambia, signed the Memorandum of Cooperation for Japan’s “Africa Health and Wellbeing Initiative” in the Ministry of Health in Lusaka.
The initiative was proposed by the Government of Japan, aiming to establish sustainable health care systems suitable for Africa with a view to achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) included in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) , and on the basis of the principle of the human security, including the measures in the health sector launched at TICADVI.
The Africa Health and Wellbeing Initiative aims to provide services to specific projects in the health and medical sectors in Africa, develop the foundation necessary for healthcare, and promote human resources development, by co-ordinated actions by the Gorvernment and the private sector of Japan .
The Government of Japan announced this initiative at TICAD7 held in Yokohama, Japan from 28th to 30th August. Zambia is one of the first several African countries which signed the MOC.
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