Sanjo Noriyuki has become the first Japanese male nurse to work in Vietnam's Hoa Binh Province under the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers Program of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Noriyuki began his two-year term in Mai Chau District Hospital on July 25, according to a JICA press release.
Prior to Vietnam, Noriyuki worked for six years in major hospitals in Japan. He is considered an outstanding nurse in emergency, intensive care, gynecology and surgery, among other fields.
Noriyuki wishes to share his experience and knowledge with Vietnamese nurses.
"When I got the information about the Vietnam-Japan Cooperation and Development Program, especially the medical information about the general hospital of Mai Chau District, I wanted to contribute to developing the quality of nursing and other medical services in this hospital," Noriyuki said.
The hospital's director, Pham Van Cuong, said he hoped that through their time spent with Noriyuki, the Vietnamese nurses would not only acquire advanced nursing techniques but also learn the scientific working method as well as a whole-hearted way of caring for patients from the Japanese nurse.