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Coronavirus – Sierra Leone: Government of Japan announces 2020 grant of USD 254,545 for malnutrition treatment in Sierra Leone

Coronavirus – Sierra Leone: Government of Japan announces 2020 grant of USD 254,545 for malnutrition treatment in Sierra Leone

AFRICA, ASIA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, japan, Sierra Leone
The Government of Japan has committed a new contribution of USD 254,545 to improve the coverage of critical Severe and Acute Malnutrition treatment services and thereby reduce child mortality in Sierra Leone.   This commitment was formalised at a time when Government of Sierra Leone, Government of Japan and UNICEF are acknowledging the successful implementation of the project “Addressing critical gaps in the treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in four high burden districts”, which Japan funded to the tune of US$ 1.5 million in 2019. “The Government of Sierra Leone remains is gratified of this sustained cooperation we are sustaining with the Government of Japan to keep the most vulnerable children healthy and protected from the effects of malnutrition,” said the Minister of ...
Japan puzzled as more countries threaten to pull out of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics games

Japan puzzled as more countries threaten to pull out of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics games

ASIA, CORONAVIRUS, Entertainment, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, japan, Sports
The Canadian Olympic Committee announced that it will not send athletes to the Tokyo Olympic Games, as the International Olympic Committee plans to sit and discuss whether or not to postpone the event during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the uncertainty, Japan’s Olympics minister, Seiko Hashimoto, said on Monday that the torch relay would start on Thursday as planned. Organizers have asked people not to line the route when the flame begins its journey through Japan’s 47 prefectures in Fukushima. Seiko Hashimoto , Japan’s Olympics minister Australia has also revealed plans of not participating in these games too. The Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Committees called on the IOC to postpone the games for one year. They insisted that with COVID-19 and the associated risks, it ...
SPORTS: Japan’s PM calls for cooperation in coronavirus battle as Olympics to go ahead

SPORTS: Japan’s PM calls for cooperation in coronavirus battle as Olympics to go ahead

ASIA, HEALTH, japan, Sports
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday called on the public to cooperate in a "tough battle" to contain the coronavirus outbreak in coming weeks as the country prepares to hold the Olympic Games in Tokyo as planned. "To be frank, we cannot win this battle through the efforts of the government alone," Abe told a news conference two days after calling for all schools nationwide to be closed for more than a month. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday called on the public to cooperate in a "tough battle" to contain the coronavirus outbreak in coming weeks as the country prepares to hold the Olympic Games in Tokyo as planned. "To be frank, we cannot win this battle through the efforts of the government alone," Abe told a news conference two days after call...
President commends Japan for support to development projects

President commends Japan for support to development projects

AFRICA, japan, UGANDA
President Yoweri Museveni has met and held discussions with a visiting 3-member delegation of the Japanese House of Councillors, led by Mr. Takashi Uto. The delegation is in Uganda to assess the progress and impact of the Japanese funded development projects in the country such as the Queen’s Way Sub-Station in Kampala, Jinja Highway Bridge and various agricultural undertakings, among others. During the meeting that took place last evening at State House Entebbe, President Museveni warmly welcomed the delegation to Uganda and expressed gratitude to the Government of Japan for the support and cooperation with Uganda in a diversity of development areas in the country. The President used the occasion to re-emphasize the need for better trade opportunities like market access, investment and t...