Japanese donation for Higher Institute of Medical Technologies of Tunis

June 14, 2022

TAP) - A first batch of Japanese donation made up of advanced medical and computer equipment in medical biotechnology was handed over to the Higher Institute of Medical Technologies of Tunis (French: ISTMT). The donation is meant to contribute to upgrade biomedical engineers’s skills.

The ceremony was attended by Higher Education and Scientific Research Minister Moncef Boukthir, Education Minister Fathi Slaouti, Director General of Technical Cooperation at the Health Ministry Ines Fradi, Japanese Ambassador to Tunisia Shinsuke Shimizu, Chief Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency in Tunisia office (JICA) Chu Hye Ueno and President of the Japanese Association of Economic Development in Africa (AFRECO) Tetsuro Yano.

The donation will help build the capacity of the institute in training of human resources in medical biotechnology, at the national and African levels, University Professor in charge of the Tunisian-Japanese Cooperation Programme in Medical Technologies at the University of Tunis Al-Manar Hadi Trabelsi told TAP.

A second batch will be received in the coming days, the same source said, reminding that the total value of the two batches is estimated at more than 1 million dinars.

This donation is part of a cooperation agreement signed between the Higher Institute of Medical Technologies, Tunis El Manar University, AFRECO and JICA on December 6, 2019. The goal is to consolidate Tunisia's efforts in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.


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