Japan grants aid for health sector

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Japanese ambassador Horinouchi Hidehisa signs an agreement with Fukushima Namiko, the programme manager of the PH-Japan Foundation, on Friday. Ven Rathavong

The government of Japan has granted more than $120,000 to its Japanese-non-profit organisation to implement a primary healthcare system project aimed at strengthening mothers and children in Kampong Cham province.

After a signing ceremony at the embassy on Friday, Japanese ambassador Horinouchi Hidehisa said his government will provide $124,839 to the PH-Japan Foundation to help the health programme in Kampong Cham’s Stueng Trang district.

“I strongly hope that through this programme, the health system in this region will be strengthened and people’s health will be improved,” he said, adding that the assistance was provided for economic and social development for local people.

Fukushima Namiko, the programme manager of PHJ, said the project was implemented over three years and this aid is for the third year of the project.

She added that since the project started she had found positive changes in the management of health centres and the general knowledge of local people on health issues.

Since 2002, the Japanese government has provided aid grant to support its NGOs working on development projects in Cambodia. It has provided more than $28.8 million for 101 projects in Cambodia including education, health, agriculture and mine clearance. 

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