The Government of Japan extended a grant of US $68,633, approximately Tk. 5.49 million to Dhaka Community Hospital Trust (DCHT) to support purchase of medical equipment for Neonatal and Child Healthcare.
Japanese Ambassador in Dhaka ITO Naoki signed the ‘Grant Contracts’ for grass-roots human security projects (GGHSP) at the Embassy premises on Monday (Jan 18) with Omar Sharif Ibne Hasan, Director of Central Coordination Committee of DCHT.DCHT has been awarded the grant for “The Project for Provision of Medical Equipment to Support Neonatal and Child Healthcare in Dhaka District”, said a press release of the Embassy of Japan.
DCHT has been providing primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare services with participation of the community, as well as developing skilled human resources in the health delivery services sector.
With the assistance of the GGHSP funding, DCHT will procure and install medical equipment to provide neonatal and child healthcare services in Dhaka Community Hospital. Newborn and pediatric patients with respiratory diseases will receive specialized medical support through this project.
Japan has supported 197 NGO projects through its Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGHSP) since 1989 with the view to enhance economic and social human security in the grass-roots levels.
The total sum of these GGHSP grants extended to NGOs in Bangladesh to date amounts approximately to $15 million.