The Japanese government has granted 4.4 million Birr to support an expansion project of a Medical Worker Vocational Training facility in Somali region.
The grant agreement has been signed at the residence of the Japanese Ambassador between Ito Takako, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ethiopia and Executive Director of Human Concern Organization, Dr. Abdullahi Abdi Mohammud on Monday, August 15, 2022.
Japan has donated up to $86,584 for “the Project for the Expansion of Jigjiga Medical Worker Vocational Training Center in Somali Region”.
The fund is a part of the Japanese Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) which supports community development in developing countries.
The Human Concern Organization requested Japan’s assistance to accommodate the growing number of health professionals in Jigjiga Health Science College, who are needed in the town with the increasing population growth.
Under this project, one classroom block of four rooms with furniture, one latrine, and one warehouse room will be constructed at the Jigjiga Health Science College, which will accommodate more than 900 new healthcare professionals (nurses and midwives), according to the statement from Embassy of Japan.
The implementation of this project will result in the increase of the knowledge and health practices of individuals and local communities in Somali Region, while supporting systems to improve the technical capacity of healthcare professionals’ knowledge, skills and understanding, particularly through the training of nurse and midwives.