Signing of Grant Agreement with Sierra Leone:Contributing to quality improvement in medical service through construction of children’s hospital and installation of medical equipment

[Goal 3] Good Health and Well-Being


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.

[Basic project information]
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
①Facility construction/equipment procurement
Facility construction: a specialty outpatient unit, an emergency unit, etc.
Equipment Procurement: a biochemical analyzer, a bronchi endoscope, etc.
②Consulting services
Detailed design work, bidding assistance, construction/procurement supervision, and technical assistance for proper maintenance of medical equipment.

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