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"Master's Program for Cultivating the Ability to Solve Medical Care Problems" Seminar

2009-11-7 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon

What we can learn from the strategy for confronting the medical care problems of New York's multi-ethnic society

-- reports based on fact-finding visits to New York --

The large number of Americans who do not seek medical help easily because they have no health insurance is a problem in America. However, at the same time, we must not forget that American public sanitation measures include the principle of providing free preventive measures against infectious diseases such as tuberculosis.

The so-called "gap" in society is really widening more than ever in Japan. Public health measures for all people have not been realized because there is a perceived notion that our country has achieved universal health insurance coverage.

It is hoped that this seminar will be a chance to rethink of our medical care problems based on situations observed in New York during the fact-finding visits to the state government and medical institutions in September.


  1. "The History and Current Status of New York's Public Health System" TAKATORIGE Toshio, specially appointed professor at Graduate School of Medicine
  2. "A system for promoting measures to prevent tuberculosis among all citizens" KATO Seiya, vice director, The Research Institute of Tuberculosis, Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association
  3. "A look at the Current Situation of Health Insurance in New York"
    1. From a viewpoint of a doctor at health center, KATO Jin-ichi, research doctor, Osaka City Public Health Center
    2. From a viewpoint of a doctor at hospital, FUJIKAWA Takeya, doctor, Toneyama National Hospital, in the 2nd year of master's course of Graduate School of Medicine

General discussion

Date: 2009-11-7 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon
Venue: Lecture Room 1, 2nd Floor, Nakanoshima Center, Osaka University
Registration: Not necessary.
Contact: Master's Program for Cultivating the Ability to Solve Medical Health Problems

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