Delivering equipment for the Extended Program for Immunizations (EPI) [Archives:2004/701/Local News]

January 8 2004

Mr. Hisatsugu Shimizu, Charge de Affairs, Embassy of Japan in Sana'a, today attended the delivery ceremony that took place at the Extended program for Immunizations (EPI) building on the occasion of delivering two cars to the EPI office for its supervisory activities concerning tetanus control in the districts where this disease maybe found.
A Japanese embassy press release on Tuesday mentioned that this cooperation is part of Japanese grant in aid to tetanus control campaign this year, which includes a quantity of Tetanus vaccines, syringes and safety boxes costing a total of $ 280,000 (two hundred and eight thousand US dollars). It is worth mentioning that the government of Japan has been providing support to the various EPI programs including polio eradication campaigns and tetanus control campaigns for the last several years.