Japan has once again stepped up to support Samoa’s development with a ST$1.8 million tala project to procure a range of medical equipment including ambulances for countermeasure against infectious diseases such as Measles and COVID-19.
Last month H.E. Mr. Terasawa Genichi Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Samoa, signed a Grant Contract for Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP) with Samoa’s Minister of Health.
Hon. Faimalotoa Kika Iemaima Stowers received the grant to the total amount of up to USD 643,061 (approximately SAT 1,822,000) on behalf of Samoa.
The health sector had faced inadequate medical supplies and equipment to combat the measles epidemic last year.
A statement confirms Japan’s continuous support and firm commitment towards improving quality and quantity of medical equipment to improve the delivery of effective health services in Samoa.
“It is the hope 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”.