February 26, 2020
On February 24, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah, to provide grant aid of up to 1.955 billion yen for the Project for the Improvement of Medical Equipment.
The project aims to strengthen the capacity for diagnosis and treatment of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) at core hospitals in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip through the supply of medical equipment for countermeasures against NCDs. This project is expected to contribute to the improvement of the quality of health care services and the normalization of health finance in Palestine. This project will contribute to the achievement of SDGs Goal 3.
Details for the project are provided below.
|Project title||The Project for the Improvement of Medical Equipment|
|Planned implementation period||45 months, including detailed design work and the bidding period|
|Executing agency||Ministry of Health|
|Target region, facilities||West Bank and Gaza Strip|
|Specific project details (provisional)||① Equipment procurement
Advanced diagnostic imaging equipment, endoscopic systems, and other equipment for diagnosis and treatment
② Consulting services
Detailed design work, bidding assistance, procurement supervision, (as guidance in managing the facilities) technical assistance for maintenance management of the equipment and training of appropriate maintenance skills