Ways to improve healthcare in Nepal discussed in Tokyo

Published On: February 7, 2019 09:16 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Nepali and Japanese health professionals residing in Japan have organized a seminar on improving health care system in Nepal in Tokyo.

The third seminar of Nepal Japan Dialogue Series supported by the Embassy of Nepal in Tokyo focused on several components of Japanese healthcare system which can be transferred to Nepal, in feasible and sustainable manner. 

The objective of the discussion held on February 3 was to explore how Nepalese and Japanese counterparts can collaborate to improve the healthcare system in Nepal by focusing on several macro- and micro-level components, according to the organizers. 

The seminar was conducted in two sessions was followed by panel discussion and Question and Answer session with audience after each session. Dr. Prakash Shakya, a medical doctor from Nepal and post-doctoral researcher at Kyorin University moderated the seminar. 

On the occasion, Dr Shakya highlighted the need of health system strengthening to improve the healthcare access in Nepal. He also emphasized that Nepal can learn a lot on universal health coverage and health technology from Japan. 

Also speaking on the occasion, President at University of Tokyo Health Sciences Prof Yasuo Sakuma talked about integrating basic science and traditional knowledge in medical education. 


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