Kokusai Hoken Iryo (Journal of International Health)
Print ISSN : 0917-6543
Volume 18 , Issue 1
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Special Article
Review Article
  • Setsuko Lee
    2004 Volume 18 Issue 1 Pages 7-12
    Published: 2004
    Released: August 26, 2005
    The purpose of clarifying a foreign resident's in Japan healthy problem and a health care subject was carried out, and foreigner demographic statistics and vitalstatistics were analyzed. The following things became clear.
    From the second half of the 1980 th generation, foreign-resident-in-Japan population and international marriage were increased rapidly, and many race-nization in Japan was progressing.
    The people population from Brazil was concentrated on 30 years-old cost from 20 years-old cost, and the population of the less than 15-year-old child born in Japan was increasing every year. Moreover, ”the sickness and wound and the external cause of death” which are occupied to the total number of death were high.
    The Korean resident in Japan formed 80 percent of the 65 or older-year foreigner registration person. The three major causes of death of Korean are malignant neoplasms (cancer), heart diseases and cerebrovascular diseases. It was similar with the Japanese death trend. Suicide of a persons-of-middle-or-advanced-age male was increasing like the Japanese male.
    A foreign resident's in Japan healthy subject is roughly classified into three. There is a geriatric health problem about a Korean resident in Japan. In recent years, about the foreigner who immigrated to Japan, there is a problem of mother-and-child health and labor health. And to all foreigners, there is a problem of the mental health resulting from migration, foreign culture, and the minority.
    The health care corresponding to internationalization is called for also in Japan.
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Filed Action Report
  • Yasuhiko Kamiya
    2004 Volume 18 Issue 1 Pages 13-18
    Published: 2004
    Released: August 26, 2005
    This report presents a series of health intervention activities in the humanitarian assistance in Northern Iraq implemented during the Iraq war between March and May 2003 by Peace Winds Japan, with the fund from Japan Platform. Preparedness before the war included organization of mobile clinic teams, stocking of medical supplies and coordination between local health authorities and aid agencies. The initial rapid assessment effectively identified needs of massive number of displaced people with considerable health problems and those of disrupted local health service system. Maximum twelve mobile clinics covered a variety of sites in four areas in Northern Iraq including Kurdistan area and Mosul. Disease patterns in these areas are similar, showing acute respiratory infections are the most common. Neither large outbreak nor high incident severe malnutrition did occur though diarrhea was prevalent in some unsanitary areas. Disruption of local health service system prevented patients with chronic diseases and severe diseases such as cancer, and vulnerable groups such as disabled persons from receiving continuous or timely care and treatment. Co-ordination was successful in demarcation of NGO's activities and information sharing along with joint assessment.
    Equitable and quality health care is a challenge of the future reconstruction phase.
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