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Submitted by ctv_en_6 on Wed, 11/18/2009 - 18:33
The Consulate General of Japan in HCM City signed an agreement with the Vietnam Association of Midwives on November 18 to fund the US$97,000 project on improving health care for poor women in Ba Ria - Vung Tau province.  

The funding will help the association purchase 12 kinds of medical equipment and provide reproductive health services for poor women in the province.

The equipment will be sent to some medical stations in the province to help diagnose cervical cancer among women and improve health care for mothers and babies in remote areas.

At the signing ceremony, Japanese consul general Ikuo Mizuki expressed hope that the project will contribute to improving reproductive health for women in remote areas and relationship between Japan and Vietnam.

The project is part of the Japanese Government’s Programme of Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects (GGP).