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Japan to provide US$ 2.7 million worth of hospital equipment for Harare’s Children hospital

Health Correspondent

The Government of Japan will extend grand aid amounting to 300 million Japanese yen (approximately US$2.7million) to the Zimbabwe’s largest hospital.

The funds will be chanelled for the provision of medical and hospital equipment for Harare Children’s Hospital.

In a statement today at Zimbabwe’s Treasury Office, H.E. Mr Toshiyuki Iwado Japan’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe said the Japan’s contribution comes as its outmost priority on health matters in a strategy to incorporate African countries.

“The Government of Japan places the outmost priority on the health sector n its strategy of development corporation with Africa and Zimbabwe .”

The assistance follows the 7th Edition of Tokyo International Conference on African Development in August last year. At the conference Japan pledged to promote Universal Health Coverage in the continent.

“At the Tokyo International Conference on African Development or TICAD7, held in August last year, African countries and Japan committed to promoting of Universal Health Coverage.”

Tendai Guvamombe