Japan extents $90 000 for Hwange medical projects

Japan has extended am $88 727 grant to Wild4life for the improvement of health facilities in Hwange.

BY SILENCE CHARUMBIRA

Japanese ambassador to Zimbabwe Yoshi Tendai Hiraishi and Wild4life country director Alfred Chingono signed the agreement in Harare yesterday.

Hiraishi said under the grant, Lukosi Rural Hospital main wards would be rehabilitated, while a new maternal waiting home and toilet block would be constructed. The hospital will also get borehole equipment to improve water supplies.

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Hiraishi said Milonga Clinic will also get a new maternal waiting home.

He said Lukosi Hospital had been failing to meet expecting mothers’ needs due to insufficient capacity of the maternity waiting homes while lack of a maternity home at Milonga Clinic forced expecting mothers to walk long distances to shelters at other health institutions.

Hiraishi said Japan had assisted St Patrick’s Mission Hospital in Hwange for the construction of a rehabilitation centre.

“It is our pleasure to assist in this significant project and make a positive contribution to meet the basic human needs of local people,” he said.

“We supported St Patrick’s Mission Hospital in the construction of a rehabilitation centre and we are happy to give necessary support for the improvement of health services for people in the district once again.”

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