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A Doctor from Brazil Invited for Training

We accepted a physician from Hospital Nipo-Brasileiro in Brazil and provided a one-month training course.

Name and Title of Trainee:

Lucy Akemi Matsumoto, Paediatrician
Hospital Nipo Brasileiro

Period of Training:

February 27 to March 26, 2008

Training Organizations (in order of visits):

Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University
Hiroshima University Hospital
Radiation Effects Research Foundation
Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital
Hiroshima A-bomb Casualty Council
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and other institutions

Training Course:

Diagnosis of radiation disorder

At the Hiroshima University Hospital From right: Professor Kobayashi, Dr. Matsumoto and Dr. Kawaguchi

At the completion ceremony With Dr. Dohy, President of HICARE (President of the Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital)


Here in Japan, I participated in research concerning A-bomb survivors, that is, research on the effects of radiation on the human body, especially on the blood system. Through contact with other medical specialists, I was able to obtain a great deal of knowledge. In addition, I observed and learned various inspection techniques using state-of-the-art equipment that is currently available in the world.

After returning to Brazil, I would like to do my best to improve the quality of service for A-bomb survivors living in Brazil. Moreover, I wish to contribute to the development of pediatric care by sharing the knowledge that I acquired in Japan, particularly the realities of people affected by radiation, with other pediatric specialists working in the pediatric care field.