Japan Helps Strengthen Community Healthcare in Kampong Cham Province

The Government of Japan has agreed to provide US$182,035 to People’s Hope Japan (PHJ) under the framework, The Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects.
The grant contract was signed today between Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. Mikami Masahiro, and Ms. Ishiyama Kanako, Country Director of PHJ to carry out the project “Strengthen Community Care and Support Network for Children in Kampong Cham Province (Year 2)”.

According to a press release of the Embassy of Japan in Phnom Penh AKP received this afternoon, in the project, PHJ aims to reduce the under-five mortality rate and to promote children’s health through networking between health workers and health volunteers in communities.
The project also includes conducting training of nutrition improvement for Village Health Support Group (VHSG) and they will be able to demonstrate nutritious meal preparations with local ingredients in their communities.

The Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects started in Cambodia in 2002 to support activities by Japanese NGOs to help Cambodia’s reconstruction and development efforts at the grassroots level. Since 2002, the Government of Japan has provided over US$41 million for 131 projects, mainly in the fields of primary education, health, agriculture and mine clearance
in Cambodia.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press