Japan’s grant assistance to TLMTI: A great partnership for providing quality medical treatment to leprosy patients

Under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects (GGP), the Embassy of Japan in India provided a grant to The Leprosy Mission Trust India (TLMTI) for its ‘Project for Provision of Medical Equipment for Leprosy Patients in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh’.

The signing of the Grant Contracts (G/Cs) was done between the Ambassador of Japan to India, H.E. Mr Kenji Hiramatsu and Dr Mary Verghese, Executive Director, TLMTI, in a ceremony held at the Embassy of Japan, in New Delhi, on March 22. The grant will help TLMTI provide quality medical treatment to leprosy patients by providing new medical equipment to its hospital, in Naini, Uttar Pradesh.

The Government of Japan offers a financial assistance scheme called ‘the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects (GGP)’ for development projects designed to meet the diverse basic human needs of the people in developing countries. Since 1989, the scheme has been supporting relatively small-scale projects implemented by non-profit organisations, such as non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and educational and medical institutions, through Japanese diplomatic missions in developing countries.