Japan Support Measles Elimination Programs in Yemen [Archives:2005/854/Local News]

June 27 2005

The Government of Japan has decided to extend a grant amounting to 40,000,000 yen (approximately US$ 370,000 (three hundred seventy thousand US Dollars)) to the Ministry of Public Health and Population for supporting the Measles Elimination Program in Yemen.

The official notice to this effect from the Government of Japan will be delivered today by Mr- Yuichi Ishii, Japanese Ambassador to Yemen to H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al_Noami, Minister of Public Health and Population.

It is worth mentioning that the Government of Japan supported this Measles Elimination Program last year, and that Japan continues to give support, according to the EPI5- year plan, which started last year for eliminating measles.