Opening ceremony for the project to improve retinal disease treatment services in Nepal

2016-7-22

On July 15 (Friday), an opening ceremony for the project to improve retinal disease treatment services in Nepal was held in Nepal. This is a grassroots technical cooperation project agreed by contract with JICA in May of this year. The purpose of the project is to develop ophthalmic care professionals in Nepal, particularly for the treatment of retinal diseases, with the aim of reducing the number of patients who lose their eyesight due to retinal disease and to raise awareness of prevention.

Prior to the signing, we made a courtesy call to Chairman Karmacharya of the B.P. Eye Foundation (BPEF), our counterpart in the project, and exchanged opinions regarding the current state of medicine in Nepal.

At the opening ceremony, Specially-Appointed Professor Takeshi Naito (International Center) the project manager explained the project outline. Then Masashi Ogawa, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Nepal, Director Sakuma of JICA Nepal, and Director Nagata (research and international affairs) offered their congratulations on the start of the project.

 


Director Nagata makes a courtesy visit to Chairman Karmacharya

 

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Specially-Appointed Professor Takeshi Naito explains the project