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September 21, 2022

Signing of Grant Agreement with the Republic of Mozambique: Improving Quality and Accessibility of Maternal Health Care by Constructing Neonatal Wards

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On September 8, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of the Republic of Mozambique in Maputo to provide grant aid of up to 2,987 million yen for the Project for Construction of Neonatal Facilities at Maputo Central Hospital.

Under this project, neonatal care in Maputo Central Hospital, which is the core hospital located in the capital city of Mozambique, will be improved through the construction of new buildings and the installation of the necessary facilities and equipment, thereby contributing to the improved quality and accessibility of maternal and child health services in Mozambique. This project will contribute to the achievement of SDGs Goal 3 (Good health and well-being).

Details for the project are provided below.

Basic project information

[Basic project information]
Country The Republic of Mozambique
Project title The Project for Construction of Neonatal Facilities at Maputo Central Hospital
Planned implementation period 36 months, including detailed design work and the bidding period
Executing agency Maputo Central Hospital, Ministry of Health
Target region, facilities Maputo Central Hospital
Specific project details (provisional) ①Facilities:
Construction of new neonatal facility: Operation unit, Emergency Unit, Sterilization Unit, Laboratory, Infectious Ward for Mother and Child, Staff Station, Isolated Ward for Mother and Child, Non-infectious Ward for Mother and Child, Kangaroo Care Ward, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Non-infectious Baby Ward, Infectious Baby Ward, Isolated Baby Ward (Total floor space: 4,374㎡)

②Equipment: Neonatal ventilator, anesthesia machine with ventilator, autoclave, biochemistry analyzer, blood coagulation analyzer, defibrillator, mobile X-ray unit, etc.


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