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Subject KU Medicine Provides a Cutting-edge Virtual Dissection Simulator to Madagascar with Nanoori Medical Foundation
Selection News Date 2020-06-30 Read 105

KU Medicine Provides a Cutting-edge

Virtual Dissection Simulator to

Madagascar with Nanoori Medical

Foundation 

 

 

University of Antananarivo will use it for basic medical education of

 

its medical students

 

 

KU Medicine (Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and President &

 

CEO of University Medical Affairs Young-hoon Kim) and Nanoori Medical

 

Foundation (Chairman Taeil Jang) provided support for medical education and

 

doctors training in Madagascar, Africa.

 

 

KU Medicine said on the 29th that it purchased and delivered an anatomy

 

education system “Anatomage Table” to the medical school of the University of

 

Antananarivo with Nanoori Medical Foundation. “Anatomage Table” is

 

developed by Anatomage, a U.S. Firm, and is called “virtual dissection table”. It

 

is used in universities world-wide for anatomy education because individual

 

structures are reconstructed in accurate 3D, resulting in an unprecedented level

 

of real accurate anatomy, dissectible in 3D; Anatomy is presented as a fully

 

interactive, life-sized touch screen experience. In 2012, Korea University

 

College of Medicine adopted the table for the first time in Asia making

 

headlines.

 

 

KU Medicine has a close relationship with Madagascar. Missionary Jae-hoon

 

Lee (51th graduates class of Korea University College of Medicine) has been

 

engaged in providing medical services for the underprivileged in Madagascar

 

since 2005. In November 2018, KU Medicine signed an agreement on academic

 

and people-to-people exchange with the University of Antananarivo continuing

 

its relationship. Also, from 2016 to recently, 3 local pathologists were invited

 

for training, and KU Medicine donated 2 negative pressures, an automated

 

stainer and sealer during the COVID-19 pandemic for the establishment of a

 

diagnostic center receiving a letter of gratitude from Republic of Korea’s

 

ambassador to Madagascar, Sang-woo Lim.

 

 

The donation was made after Chairman Taeil Jang of Nanoori Medical

 

Foundation (41th graduates class of Korea University College of Medicine)

 

heard about the difficult situation of Madagascar and proposed KU Medicine to

 

help out. The donated virtual anatomy simulator will be useful in anatomy and

 

dissection education which is essential for training health care providers, and

 

yet poorly performed due to the suboptimal education environment.

 

 

“I express my sincere appreciation and respect to Chairman Jang for his

 

commitment to support Madagascar,” Executive Vice President for Medical

 

Affairs and President & CEO of University Medical Affairs Young-hoon Kim

 

stated. “We will continue to confer with Madagascar so that it can receive

 

sustainable and tangible support in the future as it has a special meaning to KU

 

Medicine. It is a place where one of our members, Missionary Jae-hoon Lee, is

 

trying his best to help.”

 

 

“When I heard about the difficult situation of Madagascar, it was only natural to

 

help out,” Chairman Jang said. “I hope the delivered table will be a small but

 

valuable foundation for Madagascar’s medical education and training for a

 

skilled workforce.”

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