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Title :[調査報告]ラオス人民民主共和国における医療援助活動 : 口唇口蓋裂治療の実際
Title alternative :Invesitgation on Clinical Statistics of Medical Assistance for Cleft Lip and/or Palate in Lao People's Democratic Republic
Authors :新垣, 敬一
砂川, 元
新崎, 章
新谷, 晃代
狩野, 岳史
國仲, 梨香
高良, 清美
仲間, 錠嗣
比嘉, 康敏
笹良, 剛史
糸数, 末美
徳田, 京美
大城, 陽子
饒平名, かおり
香月, 武
奥村, 晃
夏目, 長門
今岡, 典子
Authors alternative :Arakaki, Keiichi
Sunakawa, Hajime
Arasaki, Akira
Shinya, Teruyo
Kano, Takeshi
Kuninaka, Rika
Takara, Kiyomi
Nakama, Joji
Higa, Yasutoshi
Sasara, Takeshi
Itokazu, Suemi
Tokuda, Kyomi
Oshiro, Yoko
Yohena, Kaori
Katsuki, Takeshi
Okumura, Akira
Natsume, Nagato
Imaoka, Noriko
Authors affiliation :琉球大学医学部歯科口腔外科学講座
Issue Date :2005
Publisher :琉球医学会
Type Local :雑誌掲載論文
Type (NII) :Journal Article
ISSN :1346888X
Abstract :We will report our medical assistance to the People's Republic of Laos in cooperation with the Japanese Cleft Palate Foundation. Laos is an inland country and lies between Thailand, Myanmar, China, Vietnam and Cambodia. The total land area is approximately 237,000 sq km-an area similar to that of mainland Japan. It has a population of 5,200,000 with a large number of ethnic minority and is known as one of the poorest countries in Asia. The national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per head of population is 336 dollars which is 1/100 of Japan's. There are a number of untreated patients with cleft lip and palate. We have been carrying out preliminary research since 1998, and planned the following 5-year project in 2003. The purpose of the Laos Project was as follows: To carry out technical transfer, mainly of cleft care, to local doctors based in Sethathirath Hospital, to conduct a questionnaire survey on cleft lip and palate patients and their families members living in remote areas of Laos, comparison of un-operated and operated cases upper jaw models with cleft lip patients, to make a donation for the opening of a graduate course at the Medical University of Laos. The course would be called Okinawa Course, and Okinawa prefecture in Japan will provide full support for the course. Japanese specialists will give lectures throughout the course. Our achievements for 2001-2003 are as follows: Sixty operations (60 cases of cheiloplasty, 15 cases of palatoplasty and 5 cases of correction) were performed by Japanese doctors. During the same period, considerable time was spent on transfering technique to the local doctors. In the Medical University of Laos, attendees of the Okinawa Course in post-graduate school are 39 doctors. A total of 30 lectures are planned to be conducted by both Laotian and Japanese medical experts throughout the year.
Rights :琉球医学会
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12001/3388
Citation :琉球医学会誌 = Ryukyu Medical Journal Vol.24 no.1 p.33 -42
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