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Japan provides assistance for reducing maternal, child health disparities

22 January 2020  

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KATHMANDU: Ambassador of Japan to Nepal, Saigo Masamichi has signed a grant contract for US$ 419,617 (approximately NRs 47 million) with Okuda Kaeko, Acting Country Director of AMDA Multi-sectoral and Integrated Development Services (AMDA-MINDS) for improving maternal and child health care in Dang district.

The support made under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects Scheme for FY 2019 will be implemented by AMDA-MINDS, an international NGO based in Okayama, Japan, a press statement issued by the Embassy in Kathmandu said today.

The grant assistance will be used to build a Community Health Unit and install various medical equipment, the Embassy said adding that the project also aims to enhance the knowledge and understanding of local people for the importance of health care and sanitation for preventing premature infant deaths.

This project, the statement said, is now in its second year. It plans to build an Outreach Clinic and Community Health Unit, which were surveyed and designed in the first year, and will also equip the structures.

Publish Date : 22 January 2020 18:44 PM

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