Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Japan has donated to Mali, equipment worth 834 million CFA F, to support the routine Enlarged Vaccination Programme (PEV), PANA learnt from the Malian Health Ministry.
The equipment is made up of refrigerating vaccine carriers, generators, a solar hi-tech system and a power-surge stabilizer.
It also included cold rooms for the "immunisation" section of Kayes, Koulikoro, Sأ©gou and Bamako regions.
According to the PANA source, the equipment would help to improve the preservati on of vaccines in the health institutions of the rural localities.
For over a decade, Japan has been participating in the effort to improve the qua lity of vaccination in Mali through the correct preservation of the vaccines and logistical reinforcements for the transportation of the vaccines.
Japan, through the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), has also co nstantly assisted Mali in its efforts to eradicate Guinea worm.