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Japan rolls out aid for Takeo health project

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The Ambassador of Japan to Cambodia, Hidehisa Horinouchi, and World Vision Japan project manager Matsuoka Takuya signed the agreement at the Japanese Embassy in Phnom Penh on Thursday. Hong Menea

Japan rolls out aid for Takeo health project

The Japanese government has granted World Vision Japan $400,384, under the framework of the Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects, to complete its two-year project aimed at improving maternal and child health in Takeo province.

The Ambassador of Japan to Cambodia, Hidehisa Horinouchi, and World Vision Japan project manager Matsuoka Takuya signed the agreement at the Japanese Embassy in Phnom Penh on Thursday.

In a statement, the embassy underlined World Vision Japan’s objectives “to conduct training for professionals and volunteers in the health sector, in addition to the provision of health education for mothers” through its ongoing project.

The NGO, it added, has been offering “community health and nutrition boxes”, which will allow marginalised families to access health services in Takeo’s Kiri Vong and Koh Andet districts.

The project was created to improve the quality of healthcare and accessibility to it, as well as to reduce water-borne diseases and the rate of malnourished children, the statement said.

“The project also includes the construction of water and sanitation facilities at seven health centres at the two operational districts to improve the medical environment.”

“The right knowledge about health will be widely spread, the conditions of mothers and children will improve and accessibility to safe water will also better,” Ambassador Horinouchi said.

World Vision Japan’s project manager Takuya said his NGO has been conducting multiple training programmes focused on topics surrounding care prior to and after the delivery of babies, including basic life securing and newborn treatment methods in the communities.

“The project will absolutely improve the behaviours of local communities in dealing with maternal and child health,” he said.

Vong Sara, chief of Koh Andet district, said the project has been beneficial for the communities in his jurisdiction, noting that it has improved the health of mothers and children, the accessibility to clean water and sanitation, as well as the knowledge of health professionals.

“We have noticed that the implementation of the project has been successful, with satisfying results since last year,” he said.

Sara added that the project has been carried out in 38 villages across 14 communes in his district, with over 100,000 people benefiting from it.


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