Message from the President
The Quality of Life Foundation, Support Council of International Activities for General Medical Research (QoLF) contributes to medical improvement by facilitating trainings in Japan for foreign specialists and dispatching Japanese specialists overseas for technical transfer and by promoting medical education. QoLF works closely with embassies in Japan, which recommend participating doctors from their countries, and cooperating medical institutions in Japan, which support QoLF by accepting trainings and dispatching specialists.
To date, QoLF has made it possible for inviting Lithuanian, Polish, Armenian, Peruvian, Uruguayan, Angolan, Botswanan, Argentine and Croatian surgical specialists to train in cooperation with the International Medical Center at the University of Tokyo Hospital, the Cancer Institute Hospital of Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research and St. Luke’s International Hospital.
We have received reports and expressions of gratitude from each of the participating embassies that the surgical specialists, on returning to their home countries, could successfully apply the techniques they acquired in Japan to the treatment of their patients. We were particularly honoured to receive a letter of appreciation from former President Mujica of Uruguay.
In 2019 we sent a surgical specialist recommended by the International Medical Center, the University of Tokyo Hospital as visiting consultants to hospitals in the Republic of Peru and also send a surgical specialist recommended by the Cancer Institute Hospital of Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research to hospitals in the Hellenic Republic. They successfully introduced Japanese medical technologies to the doctors at the hospitals, and he engaged themselves in international exchange in various ways such as being invited to the national conference of academic society.
This year’s charity proceeds will be applied to trainings for surgical specialists recommended by the Embassy of the Hellenic Republic and the Embassy of the Argentine Republic at the International Medical Center, University of Tokyo Hospital and the Cancer Institute Hospital of Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research. QoLF will continue its best efforts to support the specialists so that, on their return to their home countries, as many patients as possible may benefit from their expert care.
General Incorporated Association Quality of Life Foundation
Support Council of International Activities for General Medical Research
President Hiroko Suzuki