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Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Selects Olympus Corporation to Deploy the Japan-Russia Medical Cooperation Promotion Project

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Tuesday, February 16, 2021

To encourage Japan-Russia Medical Cooperation Promotion Project in endoscopy by Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

FREMONT, CA: Olympus Corporation announces that it has been selected by Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) to deploy the Japan-Russia Medical Cooperation Promotion Project in the area of endoscopy for March 2021. Under the project, Olympus promulgates gastrointestinal endoscopic/laparoscopic techniques with a five-year oncology plan rolled out by the Russian government in 2019.

As part of the project, Olympus will provide online training programs for gastrointestinal endoscopic/laparoscopic techniques taught by Japanese oncology experts for Russian endoscopists and oncologists. The bilateral project is being run in cooperation with Russia's cancer centers, the N. N. Blokhin Cancer Research Center and the P. Hertsen Moscow Oncology Research Institute, and Asian Medical Education and Training Support (AMETS). (3) As part of the project, Olympus commits to disseminating Japan's pioneering technologies for diagnosis and treatment in Russia, contributing to enhancing oncology treatment and research in the region.

Aims of the MHLW's Japan-Russia Medical Cooperation Promotion Project in the Field of Endoscopy is to advance the Russian government's oncology plan by deploying cancer educational activities for facilities and doctors specializing in medicine. These initiatives will occur at Russia's cancer centers, the N. N. Blokhin Cancer Research Center, and the P. Hertsen Moscow Oncology Research Institute. Also, it provides opportunities for training and knowledge sharing on the medical technologies by Japanese physicians, contributing to the enhancement of gastrointestinal cancer measures, from diagnosis to treatment for colorectal cancer.

Helped by the MHLW since 2017, Olympus has offered its endoscopic systems for the Endoscopic Training Center, in addition to helping training activities with Japanese physicians serving as instructors. The Japan-Russia Medical Cooperation Promotion Project is an effort by Olympus that MHLW has supported. Moving forward, Olympus will continue to help with the training of Russian endoscopists, aiming to widen the use of endoscopic diagnosis, treatment, and surgery.

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