Written by Zulfick Farzan
08 Aug, 2022 | 4:37 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st); Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka, MIZUKOSHI Hideaki handed over essential pharmaceuticals for pregnant women and youth which worth about 26 million LKR to Dr. Keheliya Rambukwella at the Ministry of Health.
This emergency response was implemented under the partnership with UNFPA as part of the “Project for the Improvement of Access to Information and Services of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Gender-based Violence for Women and Young People (PROMISES)”.
The essential commodities and pharmaceuticals for reproductive health for pregnant women will be distributed across the nation to address the shortage of essential medications for the well-being of 215,000 pregnant women and adolescent girls.
“PROMISES” has been launched in April 2019 under the framework of “G7 Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Partnership Initiative” for which Japan chose Sri Lanka as a partner country, and has so far extended assistance of approximately 6 million USD.
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