Japan donates Ebola equipment to Noguchi Memorial Institute

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H.E. Kaoru Yoshimura, Japanese Ambassador to Ghana has handed over the

Equipment for Preparedness against the Ebola Viral Disease to the

Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR).

The donation forms part of the government of Japan's continuous

support at assisting Ghana in its preparedness against the Ebola Viral


The items include: two thermal cycler, one deep freezer and 45 sets of

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Another one 155 sets of PPE and reagents for testing will be delivered

to the Institute soon.

The government of Japan has also assisted NMIMR in the production of

an Ebola-related Documentary for social mobilization.

The documentary has already been shown on television and would be

repeated several times on different TV stations.

H.E. Yoshimura congratulated the Noguchi Memorial Institute on its

remarkable efforts, achievements and commitment towards the

improvement of health conditions not only in Ghana but also in the

West African sub-region.

Professor Kwadwo Koram, Director, Noguchi Memorial Institute,

University of Ghana, thanked the government of Japan for supporting

with the Institute since 1979 in various fields through the projects

and grant aid assistance.

He stated that the Institute would maintain and make good use of the

items donated for Ghana's Preparedness against the Ebola Viral


The government of Japan through JICA, in September 2014, handed over

easy-to-understand Ebola communications materials comprising 300,000

posters and brochures to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to be

distributed nationwide for the community-based awareness both in urban

and rural areas. JICA also donated 128 non-contact hand-held

thermometers to the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the GHS in Accra in

10th November 2014.

JICA also supported the case management & surveillance training in

eight regions in Ghana this year.

At the International level, the government of Japan has been actively

engaged with other governments and organizations as part of its

support to fighting the spread of Ebola in the West Africa sub


This intervention forms critical aspects of Japan's support for

Ghana's National Preparedness and Response Plan for prevention and

containment of Ebola.

H.E. Yoshimura mentioned that the Government of Japan would continue

to support Ghana's national response for Ebola preparedness as well as

West Africa's fight against the spread of the Ebola virus.

Credit: Citifmonline.com

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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