Rapid economic growth in Asian emerging countries has produced an unexpected byproduct-increasing lifestyle-related diseases, such as cancer and diabetes.
Together with international cooperation organizations and medical associations in Japan, Olympus supports training opportunities as a part of our corporate citizenship activities that make the best of our strengths.
Endoscopic surgery is less invasive compared to open surgery and is an advanced medical treatment that can shorten the recovery time. It is expected that the Quality of Life (QoL) of patients will be increased as the number of endoscopic surgeons increases.
Our intention is to contribute to improving healthcare standards in emerging countries by spreading Japan's advanced medical technologies and services, which is related to "SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages," which is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) suggested by the United Nations to transform the world towards a sustainable future.
This Featured Stories introduces Olympus Corporate Citizenship Activities and international support focusing on the medical training activities that we have conducted over two years in Thailand since fiscal 2015, and includes comments from the people involved in these activities.