Signing of Grant Agreement with Samoa: Construction of an education building and provision of related equipment for the Faculty of Health Science at the National University of Samoa, contributing to the strengthening of healthcare human-resource development
On February 12, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of the Independent State of Samoa in Apia, to provide grant aid of up to 2.401 billion yen for the Project for the Improvement of Facilities at the Faculty of Health Science, National University of Samoa.
This project aims to improve the quality of education in the field of healthcare by constructing an education building for training doctors and nurses at the Faculty of Health Science of the National University of Samoa, located in the capital city of Apia, and by providing related medical equipment. It is expected that this project will enhance the development of healthcare human resources in Samoa. This project will contribute to the achievement of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) 3 (Good health and well-being) and 4 (Quality education).
Details for the project are provided below.
Basic project information
The Independent State of Samoa
The Project for the Improvement of Facilities at the Faculty of Health Science, National University of Samoa
Maximum grant amount
2.401 billion yen
Planned implementation period
45 months, including detailed design work and the bidding period
National University of Samoa
Target region, facilities
An education building, the Faculty of Health Science of the National University of Samoa
Specific project details
① Facility improvements/equipment provision
[Facilities] Faculty of Health Science Education Building (total floor area: approx. 3,550 m2 *including 35 m2 for the generator building): faculty offices, librarian's office, lecture rooms, simulation rooms, library, seminar rooms, medical laboratories, auditorium, etc.
[Equipment] Equipment for experiments and practical training: 4 childbirth simulators, physical assessment models, patient monitors, diagnostic ultrasound equipment, etc.; educational equipment: AV systems (including fixed cameras, projectors, screens), etc.
② Consulting services
Detailed design work, bidding assistance, construction/procurement supervision, equipment and facility maintenance, etc.