Japan Grants $1.3 Million to Guinea Mothers, Babies

by VR Sreeraman on  March 16, 2010 at 11:57 AM General Health News
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Japan pledged Monday 1.3 million dollars (948,000 euros) for the UN's children's agency to improve health conditions for mothers and children in Guinea, the Japanese embassy said.
 Japan Grants $1.3 Million to Guinea Mothers, Babies
Japan Grants $1.3 Million to Guinea Mothers, Babies

The funds handed to UNICEF will be used to buy thousands of birthing kits for mothers and respiratory masks and medicines for new-born babies, the embassy announced in Conakry.

Money will also be spent on staffing, anti-retroviral drugs and solar-powered refrigerators for HIV/AIDS prevention centres across the country, it said.

Around 17,000 new-born babies die each year in Guinea as a result of birth complications.

A further 62,000 do not make it to their fifth birthday due to acute diarrhoea, malaria or respiratory infections.

Source: AFP
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