ACTIVITIES OF THE AMDA INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL INFORMATION CENTER
We try to internationalize the field of medicine by discussing with Japanese medical professionals the problems surrounding the medical care of foreign patients and finding ways of more smoothly providing care for these patients.
Entrusted telephone services for foreign residents
Since May 1993, the Tokyo Metropolitan Public Health Promotion Foundation has entrusted the Center with the task of providing information on the Japanese medical system and medical facilities as well as emergency translation in foreign languages through a telephone service.
Our quarterly publication (in Japanese) "AMDA Kokusai Iryo Joho Senta NEWSLETTER", introduces the Center's activities.
We report on medical problems of foreign nationals to the Japan Association for International Health and the Japanese Society of Public Health.
We have participated in many events including :
International Day (in Tokyo, 1992 & annually since 1994)
NGO Festival (in Tokyo, since 1992)
Tokyo Global Citizen Fiesta (in Tokyo, since 1997) *
One World Festival (in Osaka, since 1994 to 1997)
Creo Osaka Nishi Fiesta (in Osaka, since 1996)
Kansai Day in the Parkiin Osaka, 1998j*
" Philippines as ONE " - Sharing traditions and beliefs - (in Osaka, 1998)
* We provide consultation on the medical system and medical facilities.
Geared towards Thai nationals, we provide AIDS counseling over the phone and send
Thai nurses to medical facilities and public health centers.
We hold classes on pregnancy, birth and child-rearing geared toward foreigners in Japan, with translators in the classroom.
This year we held a parenting class in Vietnamese on Saturday, October 17, at the Kobe Nagata Public Health Center.
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