Japan to Support Ugandan Healthcare

The Ministry of Health on Wednesday signed a memorandum of cooperation aimed at promoting the field of healthcare and wellness in Uganda with the Embassy of Japan to Uganda.

Under the partnership, the Ministry and Japan’s Cabinet Secretariat, Ministry of Health, labor and Welfare will focus on strengthening the necessary medical services, healthcare services and services that support healthy lives.

It also aims at identifying specific approaches to collaboration in the healthcare field.

The Ambassador of Japan to Uganda HE Kazuaki Kameda while signing the memorandum at the Ministry of health headquarters said Japan was happy to promote economic growth of Uganda.

“The Memorandum of Cooperation uses a business based approach aimed at promoting economic growth” Kameda said.

Dr Jane Ruth Aceng noted that Japan has supported Uganda in areas of infrastructure development, capacity building, provision of appropriate medical equipment.

“Japan has supported Uganda in areas of Infrastructure Development, capacity building, provision of appropriate Medical Equipment and health systems strengthening and quality improvement” she said.

In the memorandum the Government of Japan will Work with Ministry of health to also prevent and control communicable diseases, in areas of innovations and reproductive health.

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