Highlights of the story

  • The Japanese government will resupply medical supplies and equipment to Jamaica to support the country’s efforts to improve the quality of health care during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
  • This was announced by the Japanese Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Masaya Fujiwara, at a reception on Tuesday (February 23) on the occasion of the birthday of His Majesty the Emperor Naruhito of Japan.
  • February 23rd was the 61st birthday of the emperor, who ascended the throne as the 126th Emperor of Japan in May 2019. Ambassador Fujiwara said the supplies, valued at around $ 2 million, have arrived on the island.

The Japanese government will resupply medical supplies and equipment to Jamaica to support the country’s efforts to improve the quality of health care during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

This was announced by the Japanese Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Masaya Fujiwara, at a reception on Tuesday (February 23) on the occasion of the birthday of His Majesty the Emperor Naruhito of Japan.

February 23rd was the 61st birthday of the emperor, who ascended the throne as the 126th Emperor of Japan in May 2019.
Ambassador Fujiwara said the supplies, valued at around $ 2 million, have arrived on the island.

“In the medical field there are various collaborations between Jamaica and Japan. Medical equipment and supplies have now arrived in Jamaica and will be delivered soon, ”he said.

He said the Japanese government recently signed a check at Mandeville Regional Hospital for the provision of an ambulance as part of the Grassroots Human Security Project.

In addition, the ambassador said the COVAX facility will receive around $ 130 million in funding to support the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries, including Jamaica.

To improve cooperation between Jamaica and Japan, the Japanese ambassador underscored his country’s commitment to providing a nationwide digital radio communications system for disaster prevention by donating around US $ 13 million.

“As Japan accelerates the green transformation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050, we will also look at adopting renewable energies, promoting energy-saving technologies and the problem of plastic litter in the ocean,” he added.