Japan Donates Another US$120,000 to Promote Child and Mother Health in Kampong Cham

Government of Japan has donated an additional amount of US$120,000 to promote mother and child health in vulnerable areas of Kampong Cham province.

Official hand-over of the financing took place recently at the Embassy of Japan in Phnom Penh between Ambassador H.E. Hidehisa Horinouchi and the programme manager of Japanese not-for-profit organisation called PH-Japan Ms. Fukushima Namiko.

The funding, according to Ms. Fukushima Namiko, will not only be used to strengthen services of health care offices, but also to train village health volunteers and build awareness of community people in order to ensure efficient coverage of mother and child health support.

The financial assistance was the third of its kind for PH-Japan, and H.E. Hidehisa Horinouchi was positive that the intervention will continue to effectively address grassroots issues.

Government of Japan began its grant financings to non-governmental organisations in Cambodia since 2002 in order to contribute to sustainable development of Cambodia.

To date, almost US$30 million has been invested in over 100 of such projects focusing on areas such as basic education, health care, agriculture and mine clearance.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press