March 23, 2021
On March 22, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone in Freetown to provide grant aid of up to 2.383 billion yen for the Project for Strengthening Children’s Hospital in Freetown.
Under this project, medical environment will be developed through relocating the children’s hospital and supplying medical equipment with the aim of improving the quality of medical service for children. This project is expected to contribute to the improvement of health indicators in Sierra Leone, thereby supporting the achievement of Universal Health Coverage and SDGs Goal 3.
Details for the project are provided below.
|Country||The Republic of Sierra Leone|
|Project title||The Project for Strengthening Children’s Hospital in Freetown|
|Planned implementation period||67 months, including detailed design work and bidding period|
|Executing agency||Ministry of Health and Sanitation|
|Target region, facilities||Western Area, Freetown|
|Specific project details (provisional)||①Facility construction/equipment procurement
Facility construction: a specialty outpatient unit, an emergency unit, etc.
Equipment Procurement: a biochemical analyzer, a bronchi endoscope, etc.
Detailed design work, bidding assistance, construction/procurement supervision, and technical assistance for proper maintenance of medical equipment.