17 Jun 2010
The Government of Japan Finances Rehabilitation of Hospitals and
Supply of Medical Equipment in Central Region
The Exchange of Notes for the Project for the Rehabilitation of Hospitals and Supply of Medical Equipment in the Central Region in Uganda between the Government of Uganda and the Government of Japan as well as the Grant Agreement between the Government of Uganda and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) were signed on June 17, 2010.
The project will rehabilitate facilities and provide medical equipment at two Regional Referral Hospitals (Masaka RRH and Mubende RRH). The Government of Japan finances 1741 million Japanese Yen (approximately 18 million U.S. dollars) to implement the project. This project will contribute to improve access to better health services in the targeted region.
Improvement of health service has been one of Japan’s priority areas in supporting Uganda’s development. At the occasion of TICAD IV (Tokyo International Conference for African Development) held in May 2008 in Yokohama, Japan, in which H.E. President Yoweri Museveni also participated, the importance of strengthening health systems was also highlighted as a critical factor to ensure human security in Africa.
H.E.Mr. Keiichi Kato, Ambassador of Japan and Hon. Ruth Nankabirwa Minister of State for Micro Finance at the signing ceremony