Japan supports Regional Malaria Control Programme [Archives:2004/781/Local News]

October 14 2004

The government of Japan has decided to extend a grant aid of amounting up to US $73,316 to include a regional Malaria Control Programme in Hadramout. This grant is to purchase medical equipment and mosquito nets to contribute to the fight against malaria, which is common in Wadi Hajar and Wadi Mohammedin in the Hadramout Governorate. The grant has been extended under a Japanese Scheme called “Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects”.
The agreement to this effect was signed in Sana'a by Dr. Abdullah Salem Bin Goth, Regional Director for Malaria control Programme in Hadramout and Mr. Yuichi Ishii, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Yemen.
During the current Japanese fiscal year, (April 2004 – March 2005), eight projects, including this project, have so far been financed in Yemen under the above-mentioned Japanese scheme, amounting to US $591,332. The scheme aims at supporting small-scale community-based projects in Basic Human Needs fields, such as primary health care, basic education and public welfare, in developing countries including Yemen.