Launching of the Second Japan-Egypt Joint Medical Cooperation for Iraq

October 7, 2004

  1. The Government of Japan conducts a medical training program for a total of 125 Iraqi doctors and nurses at the Cairo University Hospital from October 9 (Sat) to November 3 (Wed). The training will cover the five areas of Emergency, Cardiorogy, Pediatrics, Nursing and PHC (primary health care).
  2. Japan places importance on reconstruction assistance for Iraq in coordination with the neighboring Arab countries. The training this time will be implemented as a part of this assistance. The Japan-Egypt joint medical cooperation for Iraq was agreed upon between Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and President Muhammad Hosny Mubarak of the Arab Republic of Egypt when the former visited Egypt last May. Based on the above agreement, Japan and Egypt already conducted the first training for 100 Iraqi medical experts in March this year, and it received high evaluation from the Iraqi side together with their request for Japan and Egypt to continue providing these training programs.
  3. The training will be implemented as part of training programs of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

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