- Block Roundtable Meeting 2023/6/25
This is a project to go out to various areas in Japan to interact with local women doctors. We have them present their activities and let them know about the activities of the Japan Medical Women’s Association. This year, the group visited Saga Prefecture in Kyushu, with a total of 25 participants. Saga Prefecture is located in the northwestern part of Kyushu, about 900 kilometers from Tokyo in a straight line, and has a population of about 810,000. Efforts to support female doctors in Saga Prefecture include eliminating the uneven distribution of doctors in the prefecture due to the aging of doctors and shortage of doctors in depopulated areas, supporting private clinics by securing working doctors, and providing support to the child-rearing generation. As for future goals, the mid- to long-term goal is to “increase the number of young doctors and female doctors working in Saga by 2035, when the demand for medical care in the prefecture will peak.
- Ceremony Commemorating the 35th Anniversary of the Japan-China Sasakawa Medical Scholarship Program 2023/7/28
The 35th anniversary of the Japan-China Sasakawa Medical Scholarship Program conducted by the Japan-China Medical Association, to which President Maeda is an advisor, was celebrated with a ceremony held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The program was launched on August 14, 1986, with the signing of an agreement between the President of the Japan-China Medical Association, Deputy Director General of the Chinese Ministry of Health, and Chairman of the Sasakawa Memorial Health Cooperation Foundation. 100 students from the first group were accepted in 1987, and to date about 2,400 have received training in Japan and are working in China after returning home. The ceremony was attended by 140 people from Japan and more than 700 from all over China.