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Projects Outlines

HICARE sends physicians and other medical specialists abroad, to provide technical guidance and medical information to medical personnel who engage in the treatment of exposed individuals in affected areas around the world, and to deliver reports at relevant international conferences. 

Number of Persons Dispatched

Thus far, HICARE has sent about 200 persons to 16 countries in Asia, North America, Central/South America, and Europe.
In Japan, following the criticality accident at the Tokaimura nuclear facility in 1999, Ibaraki Prefecture requested HICARE to provide support. In response, HICARE dispatched a team of nine experts, including physicians, nurses, and radiological technicians, in order to measure radiation levels of the local resident and conduct physical checkups, and to measure radioactivity in the soil in the affected areas.
Also, in response to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident triggered by the Great East Japan Earthquake, HICARE dispatched a team of specialists at the request of Fukushima Prefecture. The team, comprising six members including radiological technicians, and nurses, was sent to measure radiation doses of the local people.

Major Examples

Training courses on medical care for A-bomb survivors
 2007 Brazil
 2009 United States(States of California and Washington)
 2012 United States(State of Hawaii)
Technical guidance  
 Kazakhstan, Belarus
Attendance at international conferences
 Radiation Emergency Medical Preparedness and Assistance Network(REMPAN) meetings, conferences related to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident, International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA) international confereces, etc.
Visit to the World Health Organization(WHO)
 Opinion exchange regarding care for radiation-exposed individuals, including victims of the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant accident.