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July 11, 2013

JICA, Health Ministry and Ghana Health Service, Hold Third Joint Coordinating Committee Meeting of the Project for Strengthening Operational Capacity of Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV

PhotoMr. Inamura, CR, JICA Ghana Office addressing his remarks

The Third Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) meeting of the Project for strengthening operational capacity of Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) was held at the National AIDS/STI Control Programme (NACP) conference hall in Accra on the 11th of July 2013.

Ms. Salimata Abdul-Salam, Chief Director of the Ministry of Health, as chairperson of JCC,Dr. Nii Akwei Addo, Programme Manager NACP who is also the Project Director , a representative from the Family Health Division of the Ghana Health Service, Mr. Jiro Inamura, Chief Representative, JICA Ghana Office, and the Japanese expert team headed by Ms. Mayumi Katsube as Chief Adviser were present at the meeting.

At the meeting, JCC members confirmed the steady progress of the project from February to July 2013. They also discussed and approved the Plan of Operation (PO) for the period of July 2013 – March 2014. They further discussed how to accommodate the proposed change of the protocols for PMTCT by the World Health Organisation.

Some of the recommendations made by the JCC members were;

  • To ensure the appropriate use/filling of the PMTCT register at the facility level
  • To facilitate the commitment by the Health Promotion Department to the production of the PMTCT-IEC materials so as to ensure that techniques and skills used in the production will be transferred by the Japanese experts to GHS for its future development of materials.

Mr. Jiro Inamura, Chief Representative, JICA Ghana appreciated efforts made by all stakeholders and expressed his satisfaction with the outcome of the meeting. He suggested that JICA projects are supposed to contribute to the enhancement of the capacity of the Government of Ghana (GoG) and its agencies, to cultivate necessary skills and technical know-how to ensure smooth implementation, sustenance and continuity of projects even after cooperation period. Ms. Salimata Abdul-Salam, Chief Director of theMinistry of Health stated that her colleagues and participating government agencies would make every effort at utilizing the existing resources to ensure the sustainability of the project after the project cooperation period.

PhotoProject expert team making presentation at JCC

PhotoParticipants at the JCC

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