KOICA-AKOFE support hospital

KOICA handing over the food items.

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the grant aid division of the Embassy of Republic of Korea in Sri Lanka, donated food items worth over Rs. 480,000 to the Korea Sri Lanka Friendship Hospital in collaboration with the AKOFE, the Alumni Association of KOICA Fellows in Sri Lanka.

The AKOFE consists of alumni who have completed KOICA fellowship programs in Korea to build capacity in their areas.

Through this support, over 200 corona patients at the hospital will benefit.

AKOFE President Senaka Kumarasinghe handed over the donation to the hospital management. KOICA Country Director Kang Youn Hwa said, “We are pleased to have helped Sri Lanka with this essential food items, following the donation of medical equipment in May 2020. We hope the pandemic will be better soon and the KOICA continue to support the Government and the people to combat against COIVD19.”

The Korea Sri Lanka Friendship Hospital management highly appreciated the donation by extending their deepest gratefulness to the Government of Korea and the KOICA Sri Lanka office as it is very supportive in this unprecedented time.

They appreciated AKOFE as well for organising the donation amid the pandemic.

The Korea Sri Lanka Friendship Hospital was an active project site of KOICA for the “Matara District Maternal and Newborn Healthcare Strengthening Project” prior to the C19 restrictions were imposed. The project strengthens Maternal and Newborn Healthcare in the Matara District to construct buildings, provide equipment and.


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