Japan provides U.S.$2.4 million grant to Liberia for Covid-19 Response

The Japanese Ambassador H.E HIMENO Tsutomu introduced two programmes to reinforce the delivery of health services in health facilities and communities during COVID-19 and improving cold chain management worth US$ 2,499,900.00. These two-programme funding is part of Japan’s support to the Government of Liberia’s efforts to manage the COVID-19 pandemic through partnership with UNICEF.

The project strengthening routine health services in health facilities and communities programme will be implemented in Montserrado and Margibi and will assist 43,000 children and 12,000 pregnant women in over 150 communities. While the improving the cold chain programme will supply 190 health facilities with cold chain equipment and train 245 technicians and health workers to provide services for over 400,000 beneficiaries.

Speaking at the handover of the projects documents, Health Minister Wilhelmina Jallah praised Japan through its Ambassador including partner UNICEF in making the project happen.

She noted that the launch of the projects is very important to the Government of Liberia’s continued fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. She noted that the Government attaches great importance to the protection of its citizens especially with the strengthening of the integrated health and cold chain system projects.

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