NMIMR Signs MoU with Japan to Procure an Incinerator

On Thursday, November 5th 2020, the Institute signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Japanese Government for the procurement and installation of incinerator for the Institute under the Japan’s Grassroot Assistant for Human Security Projects (GGHSP) Scheme.
With this incinerator, the Institute will be able to handle and dispose-off infectious waste in the way that protects the researchers themselves, the community, and the environment.
Mr Hiromoto OYAMA, the Counselor and Deputy Chief of Mission, who represented the Ambassador of Japan to Ghana during the ceremony, said protection and empowerment were key components of human security.
He mentioned that as the staff of NMIMR are facing the risk of the health hazards caused by improper waste disposal, it is our pleasure to provide protection through the procurement and installation of this incinerator in line with such key policy of Japan. Mr Hiromoto indicated also that this project of the procurement of the incinerator and many other GGHSP projects across the country demonstrated the fruits of a close friendship between the people of Japan and the people of Ghana for over six years.
 
The Director of the Institute, Professor Abraham K. Anang lauded the initiative and expressed his appreciation on behalf of the University and the Institute.
He said ; "The provision of the incinerator is a highly important equipment which will ensure that the biomedical research mandate of the Institute is executed in accordance with best global practices and international standards."

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), set up in 1979 as a semi autonomous institute of the University, is the leading biomedical research facility in Ghana.

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