On 16 January 2017, the Meso UK team hosted a group of Japanese delegates, who came to learn more about what we do.
Members of the Japanese Ministry of the Environment (MoE), Environmental Restoration and Conservation Agency (ERCA) and Tokio Marine & Nichido Risk Consulting Co., Ltd, visited the team to research what Mesothelioma UK does and how we do it.
The MoE introduced the Act on Asbestos Health Damage Relief in 2006 to provide financial support to those with asbestos-related diseases and their families.
ERCA is the organisation responsible for providing the support, such as medical care expenses, and the consulting company is researching how other countries support those with asbestos-related diseases.
Liz Darlison, Director of Services and Consultant Nurse said: “We were delighted to host the Japanese delegates. We were pleased to hear that they valued our opinion and were looking to us to offer them best practice advice on how to support people with diseases like mesothelioma. It’s testament to our strong reputation as a leading organisation in the care and treatment of asbestos-related disease patients.
“It’s also pleasing to see a country actively trying to improve the support they offer. We hope that we gave them some useful ideas and information that they can take away and implement back in Japan.”