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A Medical Management Professional from Brazil Invited for Training

We accepted a medical management professional who engages in medical examinations of A-bomb survivors in the Hospital Santa Cruz, Brazil and provided a two-week training course.

Ms. Fujimura delivered a lecture as a speaker under the title of "Medical Conditions of A-bomb Survivors in Brazil and Expectations for HICARE" at the "International Cooperation Symposium for Medical Care for Radiation-Exposed Individuals-Report on the Implementation of On-Site Training of Medical Care for A-bomb Survivors in Brazil," a symposium held on January 24.

Name and Title of Trainee:

Yuri Fujimura
Medical Management Professional
Hospital Santa Cruz

Period of Training:

January 19 to January 30, 2008

Training Organizations (in order of visits):

Radiation Effects Research Foundation
Kurakake Nozomi-en, Hiroshima A-bomb Survivors Relief Foundation
Hiroshima University Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine
Hiroshima University Hospital
Hiroshima A-bomb Casualty Council
Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and other institutions

Training Course:

Briefings at radiation-related institutions

At the Kurakake Nozomi-en, Hiroshima A-bomb Survivors Relief Foundation

Ms. Fujimura (left), Board Chairman Kamada (right)

Ms. Fujimura delivering a lecture at the HICARE symposium


I came, I saw, and I became fond of Hiroshima.

First of all, I would like to send my most sincere thanks to President Dohy, Dr. Kodama, Dr. Katayama, and the staff of HICARE for providing me with this opportunity.

I would also like to thank Dr. Usui for inviting me to the symposium held on January 24. The symposium was attended by 200 persons including those concerned with radiation treatment.

Moreover, I would like to express my gratitude to Mr. Yuzan Fujita, Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture, for taking time out of his busy schedule to meet me, through the arrangement of Mr. Yahata and other persons concerned. At that time, I invited him to the 100th anniversary of immigration to Brazil to be held in Sao Paulo.

At the anniversary, a sister-city relationship will be established between HMA (Hiroshima Prefectural Medical Association; Dr. Usui) and APM (Associacao Paulista de Medicina; Dr. Curi). On the occasion, I will attend the anniversary to serve as a mediator in the affiliation between the two medical associations.

The training that I received was more fruitful than I expected. I met those involved in the administration of Hiroshima Prefecture and Hiroshima City. I was deeply impressed by the meeting with Dr. Yamada, Dr. Katayama, Dr. Sasaki, Dr. Kamada and Dr. Dohy.

I advise trainees who will come to Hiroshima City to acquire Japanese and English skills to make more use of their experience and research in Hiroshima.

Lastly, I urge people around the world to help prevent the tragedy of Hiroshima, which occurred on August 6, 1945, from happening again on the earth.

I pray for the peace and happiness of people in Hiroshima and throughout the world.
I am deeply grateful to people whom I met in Hiroshima.

I won't forget them.
I won't forget Hiroshima!