Mae Fah Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage collaborated with Japan International Friendship and Welfare Foundation (JIFF) and Josai Hospital, Japan (18 Sep 09)
Management of Mae Fah Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage and JIFF
Mae Fah Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage collaborated with Japan International Friendship and Welfare Foundation (JIFF) and Josai Hospital, Japan, in continuing the operations of the GMS Medical Training Center for the fourth year, with the objective of improving knowledge of medical personnel in Greater Mekong Sub-region in the fight against three major diseases: malaria, tuberculosis and HIV-AIDS
M.R. Disnadda Diskul, Secretary-General of Mae Fah Luang Foundation, upon receiving of ambulances, fire engines and medical quipment from Japan International Friendship and Welfare Foundation (JIFF), on 18 September 2009, remarked on the relationship between Mae Fah Luang Foundation and JIFF. He said that it developed from the impression that Doi Tung Development Project made on Dr. Masaki Tada, President of JIFF, on his visit in 2003. He was inspired to expand on the operation of Doi Tung by collaborating in the plan to alleviate poverty, health problems and drug abuse in Burma, as well as other countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-region, and so the GMS Medical Training Center started in Chiang Rai.
?The main objective of the GMS MTC is to promote and develop medical service skills in hospital personnel, including X-ray and Laboratory technicians and nurses, to create medical task forces for the diagnoses, treatment and evaluation of patients to fight against three major diseases i.e. malaria, tuberculosis and HIV-AIDS, as well as giving basic knowledge to the public in protecting themselves from these diseases, by setting up a training center at Mae Sai Hospital, Mae Sai, Chiang Rai.?
The Secretary-General of Mae Fah Luang Foundation also mentioned that JIFF started by donating ambulances and used medical equipment from Japan in 2004, and continued to donate every year since, with the GMS MTC starting up in 2006.
For this year, the training was the 10th session, with 9 participants. In total, there are 89 participants who have under training in the GMS MTC.
On this occasion, Dr. Masaki Tada, JIFF President, donated further 4 ambulances, a Mu-7 vehicle, medical equipment and 7 fire engines to Doi Tung Development Project as well as other related organizations such as the Prosthesis Foundation, for use on their projects.
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