Japan Supports Jigjiga Medical Training Center’s Expansion Plan

ADDS ABABA – The Japanese government has granted 4.4 million Birr to support an expansion project of a Medical Worker Vocational Training facility in the Somali Regional state.

The grant agreement was signed between the Japanese Ambassador to Ethiopia, Ito Takako, and Dr. Abdullahi Abdi Mohammud, Executive Director of Human Concern Organization, on Monday.

Accordingly, Japan will donate up to USD 86,584 or equivalent to ETB 4,453,910, for “the Project for the Expansion of Jigjiga Medical Worker Vocational Training Center in Somali Region”.

The fund is a part of the Japanese Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) which supports community development in developing countries.

The expansion would help Human Concern Organization to accommodate the growing number of health students of nurses and midwives in Jigjiga Health Science College.

Under the project, the Japanese embassy said one classroom block of four rooms with furniture, one latrine, and one warehouse will be constructed, which increases the accommodation capacity of the medical training College by 900 students.

Japan has implemented over 400 projects across Ethiopia since the GGP was introduced in 1989.