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Activity

“Research project on implementation of Japanese medical equipment and services abroad, FY2013”
Promoting 3D-Corrective Osteotomy for Malunion (3D-COM) with Patient Matched Instruments (PMI) in Singapore and Hong Kong

Project period
July 2013 - February 2014.
Background
With the marked social and economical development of Asian countries, the population of bone fracture patients has increased. Above all, a large population of patients suffers from deformity of the limbs due to bone fractures in Southeast Asia regions, which is proportional to the large number of traffic accidents.
Moreover, the patients are often young to middle age, and still in the productive age groups. This condition has become a tremendous burden socially and economically, which could possibly lead to economic effects. Hence, safe and appropriate bone deformity medical treatment (3D-corrective osteotomy with Patient-Matched Instruments (PMI)) is a pressing agenda in Asian countries, including Southeast Asia.
Purpose
Our purpose is to spread 3D-corrective osteotomy for malunion with Patient Matched Instruments (PMI) in Singapore and Hong Kong. Through this activity, we aim Japan to contribute to improve health-care environment of partner countries as well as help Japanese overseas activities.
Administration and Policy Implementation
  • October 25th – Project seminar targeting orthopedic surgeons specializing in hand surgery was scheduled and hosted in Hong Kong.
  • January 7th – Project seminar targeting orthopedic surgeons specializing in hand surgery was scheduled and hosted in Singapore.
Reference link
・Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry
・Nomura Research Institute: Nomura Press Release
・Seminar Official Information

Activity

“Research project on implementation of Japanese medical equipment and services abroad, FY2013”
Comprehensive Cataract Treatment Program in Myanmar

Project period
July 2013 - February 2014
Background
With the global trend to an aging population and the associated increase in lifestyle-related diseases, cataract has become a major illness worldwide, especially in developing countries. The most common types of cataract are age-related cataract and cataract due to diabetes. Once afflicted with cataract, an irreversible process begins that leads to marked decrease in visual acuity, and eventually blindness if untreated. However, surgery for intraocular lens insertion can dramatically improve the diseased condition.

Myanmar has the highest prevalence of blindness in the world. Approximately 70% of this blindness is due to cataract, and there is a pressing need for cataract countermeasures. Due to a shortage in surgeons capable of cataract surgery, insufficient facilities, and lack of medical devices needed for cataract treatment, about 600,000 patients with cataract remain untreated.

In contrast, Japan is one of the countries with the highest achievement in cataract treatment in the world. With extremely high quality of medical techniques and devices in cataract surgery, Japan has developed a relatively advantageous Japanese Cataract Treatment Package as one form of high value-added healthcare. It is important to facilitate the development of this treatment package in Myanmar.
Purpose
Our purpose is to promote and spread the Japanese Cataract Treatment Package in Myanmar. Through this activity, we aim Japan to contribute to improve health-care environment of partner countries as well as help Japanese overseas activities.
Administration and Policy Enforcement
  • August – Visited Myanmar Department of Health, Yangon Ophthalmic clinics, private clinics, and conducted field investigations
  • December 23rd – 28th – Scheduled technical training lectures for cataract treatment to local physicians
Reference link
・Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry
・Nomura Research Institute: Nomura Press Release

Activity

Supporting organizer for “The 4th Saitama Asian Forum: Cambodia: A Leading Investment Destination among Newly Emerging Countries” in Saitama prefecture.

Project period
November 2012 - July 2013
Overall
In order to contribute to the development of Asia through the interchange between Asian countries in various fields, Saitama Prefecture is organizing the “Saitama Asia Project.” As part of the project, Saitama prefecture and the Saitama Employer’s Association organized “The 4th Saitama Asian Forum: Cambodia: A Leading Investment Destination among Newly Emerging Countries” with support from the Royal Embassy of Cambodia to Japan and ASEAN-JAPAN Centre.
Contents of Implementation
  • ・Accession to Saitama Club
  • ・Organization of the forum
  • ・Negotiation and arrangement with the Royal Embassy of Cambodia to Japan
Results
From the placement of Cambodia as a new developing country to example of business developing in individual enterprises, a wide range of information was shared between the partners. Approximately 200 participants participated the event.
Reference link
・Saitama Asia Forum Seminar
・Forum pamphlet

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