Press release

The Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan inaugurates a Mother and Child Health Centre in Mandi Bahauddin City, Punjab, constructed with assistance from the Government of Japan


Islamabad: 16 October 2014

H.E. Mr. Hiroshi Inomata, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, inaugurated today a mother and child health centre in Mandi Bahauddin City, which was built with a grant of US$ 105,808 provided from the Government of Japan to the Hana Development Council, an NGO actively working for grassroot development in Pakistan. The inauguration ceremony was attended by the Provincial Minister for Women Development, Ms. Hameeda Waheed-ud-Din (also the General Secretary of the Hana Development Council), the staff of the NGO and members of the local community.
The new health centre is expected to address the current situation in the area characterised by a dearth of reliable reproductive health facilities. This project is expected to enable approximately 36,000 women to have access to maternal health services at subsidized rates every year.
At the inauguration ceremony, Ambassador Inomata remarked that the Government of Japan has given high priority to empowerment of women both in Japan and other counties under the strong leadership of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and this project is one of the examples of such commitment. He also expressed his hope that this project would not only to improve the health indicators of the local community but also contribute to strengthening the friendly relations between the peoples of Japan and Pakistan.


Related information
-World Assembly for Women in Tokyo: WAW! Tokyo 2014
-Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) 
-GGP project list 2007-2013