The 2nd Healthcare Administration Symposium for Young Leaders' Program and Leading Graduate Program "Well-Being in Asia": Healthcare in Lao PDR was held on December 9th. - NEWS&EVENT | Nagoya University GraduateSchool of Medicine

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The 2nd Healthcare Administration Symposium for Young Leaders' Program and Leading Graduate Program "Well-Being in Asia": Healthcare in Lao PDR was held on December 9th.

The Young Leaders' Program (YLP) Healthcare Administration Course (Graduate School of Medicine Master's Course) was begun in 2003, and is currently welcoming its 13th generation. The Transnational Doctoral Programs for Leading Professionals in Asian Countries was begun at Nagoya University in October of last year, with four graduates of the YLP entering the Graduate School of Medicine through it as doctoral candidates. With these four candidates coming to Japan in December, 2015, for necessary coursework, the 2nd Healthcare Administration Symposium of the Young Leaders' Program was accordingly held on December 9th, 2015 at the Tsurumai Campus's Kakuyu Alumni Hall.

Continuing on the theme of this first symposium, Healthcare in Myanmar, the second symposium's theme was Healthcare in Lao PRD, with much discussion regarding the current state of health care in Lao PDR, and the framework of support to developing countries. The session was opened by a talk from Dr. Seiichi Matsuo, President of Nagoya University.

In Session 1: The Present and the Future, Dr. Bounfeng Phoummalaysith (1st generation YLP scholar, Deputy Director General, Cabinet, Lao PDR Ministry of Health) presented on "The Overview of the Healthcare System and Health Sector Reform"; Dr. Inthanomchanh Vongphoumy (13th generation YLP scholar) presented on "Human Resources for Health"; Dr. Chankham Tengbriacheu (13th generation YLP scholar) presented on "Maternal and Child Health Services"; and Dr. Bounxou Keohavong (2nd generation YLP scholar) presented on "Supply Chain Management on Medicine and Medical Devices for Mother and Child".

In Session 2: Support from Japan, Associate Professor Eiko Yamamoto (Nagoya University Department of Healthcare Administration) presented on Nagoya University's programs for support in Asia; Associate Professor Toshio Ogawa (International University of Health and Welfare Graduate School) presented on the International University of Health and Welfare's approach to support for Asia; and Mr. Yoshiharu Yoneyama (JICA) presented on the framework of JICA's support to developing countries. Both sessions involved lively discussion from the audience. Finally, Dr. Masahide Takahashi, Dean of the Graduate School of Medicine, closed the session with some appropriate remarks.

Concurrent with the next visit to Japan by the participants in the Transnational Doctoral Programs for Leading Professionals in Asian Countries, the 3rd Healthcare Administration Symposium, "Healthcare in Mongolia", is scheduled to be held in December of 2016.