05/03/2016 11:01 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Japan to help set up centre for women’s healthcare

Hanoi, March 4 (VNA) – The Japanese government will give an additional non-refundable aid grant worth 331,980 USD to setting up a centre for women’s healthcare and improving the capabilities of midwives at grassroots level. The aid agreement was inked between the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam and the Japan Organisation for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP) in Hanoi on March 4.

The project, in its second year of implementation, will continue providing training courses to improve the capabilities of midwives, said JOICFP project manager Amaike Naomi.

Members from the centre will be able to run more educational activities in the field of healthcare and implement more mobile services.

In the first phase of the project, the JOICFP in collaboration with the Vietnam Midwives Association on March 1 established and put into operation a women’s healthcare centre in the central city of Hue.

The project has also provided training courses for midwives in remote areas of the central provinces of Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Tri, and Quang Binh.
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