JAPAN DOCTORS GROUP DONATES $83,000 TO SOLOMONS PROVINCE

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HONIARA, Solomon Islands (SIBC, Oct. 27) – A hospital and clinics affected by April's earthquake and tsunami in Western Province will receive nearly US$83,000 from the Association of Medical Doctors of Asia for improved health facilities.

Villages and areas with clinics and hospitals that will benefit from the project are Gizo, Keru in North New Georgia, Paramata, Dovele and Lambu Lambu in Vella Lavella, Falamae, Nila and Toumoa in Shortland Islands.

Association of Medical Doctors of Asia, a Japanese non-governmental organization had previously dispatched emergency medical doctors to Sasamunga Hospital in Choiseul Province after the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

Association of Medical Doctors of Asia is now extending its assistance to improve more clinics in other areas affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Western Province.

In cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, the Embassy of Japan, JICA and UNICEF; Association of Medical Doctors of Asia is working on improving health facilities in tsunami affected areas in Western Province under the Grant Assistance for Japanese Non-Governmental Organization Projects.

Association of Medical Doctors of Asia's Project Coordinator Mr. Kazuyuki Tateno said the project, Cold Chain Rehabilitation Project for the Tsunami-affected People in Solomon Islands, will provide solar refrigerators, cold boxes and vaccine carriers for clinics/hospital affected by earthquake and tsunami in Western Province.

The signing of the Grant Aid Contract between the Japanese Embassy and Association of Medical Doctors of Asia took place yesterday in Honiara.

The period of Project Plan is from October 2007 to February next year.

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