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Japan donates hospital equipment to Uganda health center.

KAMPALA, Sept. 5 Kyodo

Japan has donated $47,000 worth of hospital equipment to a rural health center in southwestern Uganda, Japanese officials said Thursday.

The equipment donated to Rutaka Health Center includes 25 hospital beds, a delivery bed, a solar power generation system, sterilizer, drug cabinets, microscope and radio communication equipment.

Tatsuya Miki, the charge d'affaires at the Japanese Embassy in Kampala, formalized the grant at a ceremony in the Japanese Embassy on Wednesday. The donation was made to Africa 2000 Network, a non-governmental organization which runs the health center.

It was all ululation, singing and dancing by barefoot local residents when the Japanese government delivered the hospital equipment to Rutaka Health Center on Wednesday.

The Rutaka project aims at reducing the death rate in the area where malaria fever and child death are a major health problem causing hundreds of death to both children and adults.
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Date:Sep 9, 2002
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