Japan Signs $1.8m Grant for Medical Equipment for Infectious Diseases

SIGNING OF THE GRANT CONTRACT: H.E. Mr. TERASAWA Genichi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Samoa and Hon. Faimalotoa Kika Stowers, Mnister of Health.

 

APIA, SAMOA – 08 APRIL 2020: The Samoan Government and Japan have signed a $1.822m talā contract to procure a range of medical equipment including ambulances for countermeasure against infectious diseases such as Measles and COVID-19.

The Grant Contract under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP), was signed by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Samoa, H.E. Mr. TERASAWA Genichi and Hon. Faimalotoa Kika Iemaima Stowers, Minister of Health on behalf of the Government of Samoa.

CONTINUED PARTNERSHIP: (1-r) Mr. Junsuke Suzuki, First Secretary, H.E. Mr. TERASAWA Genichi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Samoa, Hon. Faimalotoa Kika Stowers, Minister of Health and Leausa Dr. Take Naseri, Director General, Ministry of Health after the signing of the Grant Contract under Japan’s GGP.

The Grant will assist the Samoa’s health sector that had faced inadequate medical supplies and equipment to combat the measles epidemic last year. Japan acknowledges the importance of proper equipment in the health sector and the assistance manifests Japan’s continuous support and firm commitment towards improving quality and quantity of medical equipment for effective health services in Samoa.

“It is hoped that upon the completion of the project, Japan’s GGP can provide people of Samoa with necessary and adequate medical equipment that will significantly contribute to preparedness and response to outbreak of infectious diseases as well as improving healthcare services,” according to the Ambassador.