Embassy of Japan in Kenya



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The Project for the Reinforcement of Vaccine Storage –The Foundation Laying Ceremony–

  • Mr. Eguchi, JICA Kenya office Representative, making a speech
  • Mr. Yamada making a speech
  • Mr. Bor making a speech

On the 16th of October 2012, Mr. Yoichiro Yamada, Deputy Chief of Mission, attended the foundation laying ceremony of the project for the Reinforcement of Vaccine Storage. This project aims to construct 4 vaccine storages in Kakamega, Meru, Garissa, and Nairobi and install refrigerators in Eldoret, Nakuru and Mombasa. It will also provide equipment necessary for quality management of vaccines in two cities, Kisumu and Nyeri.

It is expected that this project will help to decrease in infant mortality rate in Kenya and lead to achievement of MDGs. The Japanese Government hopes that human security will be enhanced by this project and that the country will develop at a farster rate with more healthy citizens.

The ceremony was also attended by the Permanent Secretary for Public Health and Sanitation, Mr. Mark Bor. This shows their high expectation for this peoject.

Mr. Yamada and Mr. Bor listening to a brief on the project by the contractor

Mr. Bor laying a foundation stone

Mr. Bor laying a foundation stone

Mr. Yamada laying a foundation stone

The unveiling ceremony

Celebration by song and dance on commencement of construction

Local community students sing as a gesture of appreciation

Participants at the ceremony

Mr. Yamada and Mr. Bor tour a hospital at the site in Kitengela