Addis Ababa, July, 24/2020(ENA) A grant settlement of 13.6 million USD was signed on Thursday between the governments of Ethiopia and Japan for the procurement of well being and medical tools to fight COVID-19 in Ethiopia. 

The grant goals at offering radiography techniques, transportable ultrasound Scanners and different medical tools to hospitals and medical universities of ten areas in Ethiopia together with Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa cities.

Minister of Finance, Ahmed Shide and Ambassador of Japan to Ethiopia, Matsunaga Daisuke, signed the settlement.  

Ambassador Matsunaga mentioned the grant will contribute to boost measures being taken on the battle towards infectious illnesses in Ethiopia, together with COVID-19.

In addition to deepening the friendship of individuals within the two nations, the grant can even strengthen the well being care system within the nation by the availability of well being and medical equipments to hospitals and medical universities, he famous.

“The health sector is one of Japan’s priorities in terms of support for Ethiopia, and as a friend of this great country, it is a pleasure to be able to contribute to the health and well-being of the Ethiopian people”, Ambassador Matsunaga acknowledged.

He additional reiterated the main efforts of Japan for supporting Ethiopia and different growing nations of their efforts to scale back the growth of COVID-19.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a serious menace to the financial system and society of each nation on the planet, together with Japan and Ethiopia, it was realized.

The settlement is a continuation of the August 2019 Yokohama TICAD 7 commitments to increase common well being protection and the African well being and well-being initiatives, in keeping with the Embassy of Japan in Addis Ababa.  

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