Japan announces US$2 million funding for Harare Chn’s Hospital

By ZBC Reporter
JAPAN has announced a funding package of more than two million United States dollars for the procurement of equipment for Harare Children’s hospital.
Representatives of Zimbabwe and Japan this Wednesday exchanged notes on the procurement of hospital equipment, with the exercise culminating in Japan announcing a package meant to equip Harare Children’s Hospital.
Speaking to the ZBC News, the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Professor Mthuli Ncube said government has come up with a 90-day rapid plan which will look into the urgent and immediate requirements of Harare Hospital through an allocation of five million United States dollars.
“This support, which aims to focus on good health care and wellbeing and will assist in reducing the infant mortality rate, as well as providing health care to mothers and their children,” said Professor Mthuli Ncube
Japanese Ambassador to Zimbabwe, His Excellency Toshiyuki Iwado pledged his country’s commitment to supporting the health sector through providing technical assistance under the technical quality management programme.
“We are assisting the government of Zimbabwe so that their health sector will improve and reduce mortality rate and improve maternity services,” said the ambassador.
The intervention by the government of Japan is in line with Zimbabwe’s priorities enunciated in the Transitional Stabilisation Programme (TSP).
Harare Children’s Hospital is one of the country’s biggest hospital offering paediatric treatment.