Policy Update

Japan provides US$25 million grant to expand hospital functions in Zambia

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) announces that it will provide US$25 million (¥2.7 billion) for the 'Project for Upgrading Health Centres to District Hospitals' in Copperbelt Province, the Republic of Zambia.

According to a JICA press release, Japan aims to improve access to health services in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia by upgrading two Health Centres District Hospitals (Chambori, Kitwe District, Mushili, Ndola District). These funds will provide a variety of equipment such as X-ray diagnostic equipment, ultrasonic diagnostic equipment, operating tables, anesthesia machines with artificial respirators, high-pressure steam sterilizers, hand washing machines, mobile ventilators, electrocardiographs, defibrillators, incubators, and more. Additionally, the funds include consulting services for detailed design works, bidding assistance, construction/procurement supervision, and technical guidance on equipment maintenance. 

Press release – the Japan International Cooperation Agency