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Japan gives US$3m Grant to Liberia

Joseph Sayon/Benjamin S. Taingay

(elbcradio.com/Feb. 25, 2015)-The Japanese Government has committed US$3M Grant to Liberia’s post-Ebola recovery effort.

The money will be particularly used to address the psychological and mental health effects of the Ebola virus in Liberia and to promote psycho-social health in the Country.

The amount will be administered by the Carter Center through the World Bank’s offices in Oldest Congo Town, suburb of the Liberian Capital, Monrovia.

Japanese Ambassador accredited near Monrovia, Kaoru Yoshimura, said: “The money comes from Japan’s Social Development Trust Fund.”
Mr. Yoshimura also said his government’s intervention is aimed at helping to promote long term psycho-social health and resilience at the individual and community levels.

“The three-year project will benefit 18-thousand persons in Montserrado and Margibi Counties, and will support capacity building and training for mental health providers’ cadres,” she noted.

World Bank Country Director, Inguna Dobraja hailed the Japanese Government’s support to Liberia’s Ebola fight. Director Dobraja described the US 3m psycho- social and mental health project as essential and timely for mitigating the impact of the Ebola virus.

They spoke Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the World Bank’s offices in Oldest Congo Town, suburb of the Liberian Capital, Monrovia.
The Liberian Government and the World Bank, in partnership with the Japanese Government, had gone to the Bank’s local offices to sign the Grant Agreement.

 


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