JICA supports Ministry of Health for Uganda’s fight against COVID-19

JICA Chief Representative Mr. FUKASE Yutaka handing over the donation to Dr. Diana Atwine the MOH Permanent Secretary in photo above

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has provide additional capacity development support to Ministry of Health (MoH) under the on-going JICA’s technical cooperation.

Through a “Project on Improvement of Health Services through Health Infrastructure Management II”, (“5S-CQI-TQM” project), in the fight against the global novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

JICA has been supporting quality improvement of infrastructure management and health care service delivery in Regional Referral Hospitals With regard to infectious diseases through the “5S-CQI-TQM” project.

JICA’s donation above in photo above

The Japan Agency has supported MoH in terms of response to both Ebola and COVID-19. JICA, therefore, understands deeply the necessity and urgency of the matter. It is indeed JICA’s pleasure to collaborate with MoH.

JICA Chief Representative Mr. FUKASE Yutaka has handed over the medical supplies to MoH officials at the Ministry of Health offices in Kampala

JICA’s donation above in photo above

JICA Uganda donation included; KN95 masks, surgical masks, surgical gloves, disposable gloves, gum boots, PPE’s full kits (Coverall, head cover and goggles), pedal bins and bin liners.  They had earlier donated SARAYA hand sanitizers.

Eseri Watsemwa JICA Uganda communications officer said the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was detected in Uganda on the 22nd of March, 2020 and the disease continued to be a pandemic across the world.

JICA Chief Representative Mr. FUKASE Yutaka handing over the donation to Dr. Diana Atwine the MOH Permanent Secretary in photo above

“It is JICA’s sincere hope that the assistance provided will enhance the important activities of the frontline health professionals in Uganda.  JICA also expresses its deepest condolences to those in the world that have lost their lives due to COVID-19, and wishes all patients in Uganda a speedy recovery” Watsemwa added.

Yutaka said JICA is determined to support the Ministry of Health in their tireless efforts and dedication to prevent and control infectious diseases.

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