Japan embassy calls for care of funded facility on Malaita

Newly built staff houses with the clinic facility.
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COUNSELOR of the Embassy of Japan in Solomon Islands, Norimasa Yoshida has urged communities within the catchment of Rade Aekoa RHC to care for their health facilities to ensure its services to them endures.

The Embassy who was co-funder of the clinic was delighted to see the money of the government and people of Japan was materialized.

Councellor Yoshida cuts a ribbon to officially open the clinic.

“I am delighted to attend and celebrate this very special ceremony for Rade Aekoa Health Clinic opening which is co-funded by the government of Japan. It’s a milestone for all,” he said.

Yoshida said the new health facility will serve medical treatments to the people who live in ward 30 and the catchment areas in Langa Langa lagoon.

Crowds watching entertainments during the ceremony.

He said it will improve the access to primary health care in remote areas and benefit thousands of people.

“I would like to express my appreciation to the Malaita provincial health service for setting up the new medical service here. 

Ms Julie Hatai from the provincial health (left) and Ms Hiro Takegami, JICA Project Coordinator (right) display shell money ornaments receive from Rade Aekoa communities.

“I would also like to say thank you to the health board members and the stakeholders for your tireless and concerted efforts.

“I hope that the facility will be well maintained in order to benefit many generations in the catchment areas, and he remembered as a symbol of the friendship between the two peoples of Japan and Solomon Islands for many years to come,” he said.

The newly open Rade Aekoa Rural Health Clinic (RHC).

Yoshida said on behalf of the Embassy of Japan, they congratulated the communities for efforts rendered into successfully completing the project which is now ready to use.