Japan extends aid to Sally Mugabe Hospital Paediatric unit

by Shongedzai Mugwagwa

The Japanese Government through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has extended a million dollar grant aid to the Government of Zimbabwe for the procurement of equipment and medicines for Harare Hospital Paediatric Unit, the Harare Post can exclusively reveal.

Information obtained by this publication revealed that the Japanese Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Toshiyuki Iwado and Zimbabwean Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Professor Mthuli Ncube, will sign exchange of notes at Ministry of Finance conference room tomorrow.

In 2014, the same embassy commissioned the same paediatric unit equipment worth thousands of dollars at Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo, 10 years after handing over the children’s hospital to the government.

The Harare Post can reveal that the initiative is part of the more than $900 million project championed by the embassy targeting rehabilitation of Mpilo and Sally Mugabe Hospitals.

The event will be attended by Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr Obadiah Moyo, Harare Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Dr Tendai Dhobhie and Secretary for Health and Child Care, Dr Agnes Mahomva.