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Japan supports WHO to improve healthcare in Afghanistan

“WHO is deeply grateful for Japan’s unwavering support and their continued partnership in efforts to prepare for and respond to disease outbreaks in Afghanistan,” he added.

The Government of Japan, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), has announced a significant commitment of US$ 6.9 million to strengthen the response capacity for infectious diseases in referral hospitals in Afghanistan, the WHO said in a statement the other day. This initiative aims to provide quality secondary and tertiary healthcare services to patients of infectious diseases, support laboratories to accurately diagnose communicable diseases and ensure the full operational capacity of the Afghan-Japan Communicable Disease Hospital and the National Infectious Disease Hospital in Kabul province, the statement said. The project is expected to benefit more than 76000 individuals across Afghanistan and rep resents a crucial advancement in tackling and alleviating the impact of communicable diseases on the people of the country, the statement added. According to the statement, Takayoshi Kuromiya, Ambassador of Japan to Afghanistan, during the signing ceremony assured Japan’s support for the improvements of further minimizing the negative effects of the infectious diseases, “I sincerely hope that Afghanistan will become a country where all children, women and men can live comfortably by reducing the burden of communicable diseases and preventing such diseases from the people of Afghanistan,” the statement quoted Kuromiya as saying. “At its core is a shared commitment to enhance the country’s response capacity to infectious diseases and empower communities across the Region,” said Dr. Luo Dapeng, WHO Representative in Afghanistan. “WHO is deeply grateful for Japan’s unwavering support and their continued partnership in efforts to prepare for and respond to disease outbreaks in Afghanistan,” he added. The statement added that infectious diseases continue to pose significant threats to public health worldwide, causing morbidity, mortality and economic burden to societies. Specialized hospitals in Afghanistan that are dedicated to managing infectious diseases need crucial support to enhance the country’s ability to respond effectively, according to the statement. By providing specialized care and promoting preparedness, these hospitals will help minimize the impact of future infectious disease outbreaks and serve as a cornerstone of the country’s public health system. S. Raqib

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.