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Activities in Dominican Republic

Project of the International Course of the Diagnosis by Images Course for Radiologists and Technicians of Latin America and the Caribbean

Background and Objective


The objective of the project is to improve image diagnostic technology in the Central America and the Caribbean region with the results of the Medical Education and Training Project implemented in the Dominican Republic and to apply the technology to medical clinics.

  • Record of Discussions signed on September 5, 2005
  • Project Period: 2005-2010 (5years)
  • Planned Amount: 99 million yen
  • Executing Agencies: SESPAS (Secretaria de Estado de Salud Pública y Asistencia Social or Secretariat of State for Public Health and Social Welfare), CEMADOJA (Centro de Educacion Medica de Amistad Dominico-Japonesa or Dominican-Japanese Friendship Medical Education Center)

Project Summary


With cooperation from Oita University Faculty of Medicine, training on image diagnostics including X-rays, CTs and ultrasound diagnostics is provided to medical professionals in the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. This training will strengthen the managerial and administrative capacity at CEMADOJA.

Project Highlights


For the training, a physician and radiological technician were dispatched from each country. The active exchange of opinions indicated the high level of interest among the participants. Some of the former participants are assisting with the incorporation of the training into the medical education system in their home countries.


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