Launching Ceremony of One-Stop Service Site at Mibenge Health Post in Lufwanyama District, Copperbelt Province
On September 14th, 2019, the launching ceremony of the One-Stop Service Site, equipped with the newly constructed Maternity Ward, Maternity House, Staff House and Youth Centre, took place at Mibenge Health Post in Lufwanyama District, Copperbelt Province. The One-Stop Service Site was constructed as a part of the project for “Promotion of Women’s Health throughout the Life Cycle at One-Stop Service Site in Zambia” (Phase 2). Phase 2 of the project is under way based on a grant contract between the Government of Japan and Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP) signed in January 2019, for the amount of up to USD 487,290 as a project of the Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects by the Government of Japan
At the ceremony, Mr. Hidenobu Sobashima, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Zambia, Mr. Liwali Manyando, Deputy Permanent Secretary of Copperbelt Province, His Royal Highness Chief Lumpuma, Dr. Robert Zulu, District Health Director of Copperbelt Provincial Health Office, Ms. Mayumi Katsube, Executive Director of JOICFP, Mr. Michael Bwalya Chimponda, Chairperson of Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia and Dr. Haingo Rabearimonjy, Acting Reginal Director of Africa Regional Office of International Planned Parenthood Federation, made congratulatory statements. Also, members of Safe Motherhood Action Groups (SMAG) and Peer Educators (PE) played skits, among other performances.
With the newly constructed Maternity Ward and Youth Centre, among other facilities, the access to medical and health services by the women in the area, including girls and pregnant women, has been significantly improved.
To read the speech by Ambassador Sobashima at this ceremony, please click here.
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.