Japan donates USD 73,000 to Maldives Health Sector

The Government of Japan has contributed USD 73,500 as aid to the health sector of the Maldives, aiming to enhance healthcare capabilities. This assistance is provided under the "Japan grant assistance for grassroot human security project" (GGP).

The agreement formalising this support was signed by the Ambassador of Japan to the Maldives, Takeuchi Midori, and the Chief Executive Officer of the Society For Health Education (SHE), Iyasha Leena.

As per the agreement, Japan commits to providing USD 73,538 and furnishing SHE with 10 pieces of diagnostic equipment. Furthermore, the Japanese government will equip SHE with modern tools for thalassemia and diagnostic laboratories, introducing scanning services to SHE's gene sequence technology and family planning clinic.

The Japanese embassy has affirmed that the GGP is designed to bolster various sectors in the Maldives. Since its inception in 1996, the project has contributed to the development of education, health, transportation, and energy sectors in the country.