The delegates from University of Tsukuba and JICA, Japan visited the Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University on January 17, 2020 in order to discuss about research collaboration and training program in emergency medicine for Laotian doctors and medical staff. The delegates included Mr. Akio Endo, Deputy Director, Partnership Program Division, JICA Tsukuba Center; Dr. Takaaki Suzuki, Deputy Chief, International Medical Center, University of Tsukuba; Professor Ichikawa Masao, Department of Global Public Health, University of Tsukuba; and Professor Junji Nishida, President, Japan Research Institute for Social System.
In this occasion, Associate Professor Apichat Jiravuttipong, Director of the Srinagarind Hospital, Associate Professor Supat Sinawat, Associate Dean for International Relations and Cooperation Strategies; Dr. Pariwat Phungoen, Deputy Head, Department of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Kamonwon Ienghong, Department of Emergency Medicine; and Dr. Korakot Apiratwarakul, Department of Emergency Medicine, welcomed the delegates and joined the discussion. During the discussion, Mr. Akio Endo presented the information of JICA partnership program and the Make SAFER project. The University of Tsukuba in cooperation with JICA aimed to send the Laos doctors and medical personal to be trained at the Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University in order to develop emergency medical care in Lao PDR
Reported by: Natakon Naowarojna, International Relations Officer