Japanese Ambassador donated the 5, 7 million dollars

japanese_flagThe Japanese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Koichi Morita has finally donated the 5, 7 million dollars which he had initially postponed citing the disastrous developments that took place in his home country.

The money which is was donated on Tuesday is directed to the Ministry of Health and Child welfare and United Nations Cultural and Educational Fund to assist in the countrys realization of the Millennium Development Goals number four and five by the year 2015.

We hope that the grant being extended today will enable Zimbabwe to achieve two of the Millennium Development Goals- One is MDG 4, reducing under five mortality rate by two thirds by 2015 and the other is MDG 5, the improvement of maternal health. We are fully committed to the attainment of these goals, said Ambassador Morita.

Addressing delegates who gathered at the UNICEF offices to witness the grant signing ceremony between Ambassador Morita and the UNICEF country representative Peter Salama with Dr Gerald Gwinji, the permanent secretary for health standing in for the Health Minister Dr Henry Madzorera, Morita said his countrys wish was to see the immunization coverage increase to 95%.

A specific objective is to increase the immunization coverage to at least 95% at the national level by December this year, he said. He however thanked the sympathy and support of the people of Zimbabwe since the occurrence of the disastrous Tsunami and the earthquake which left thousands of people dead.

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