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Profile of Ometa
Ometa(Overseas Medical Equipment Technical Assistants) was established under the aegis of its parent organization, Japan Medical Products International Trade Association, on July 21, 1993, having been approved as Non-profit organization corporate by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government on March 24, 2000 and registered as such on April 5 in the same year.The Japanese government gives grants for medical facilities and devices to developing countries via the Official Development Assistance (ODA). Ometa promotes ODA-related activities in the following ways.
1. Revitalization of ODA through follow-up and after-care
2. Assisting the stable development of medical facilities in developing countries
3. Support of Japan's international cooperation activities and contribution to maintenance of the reliability of Japan-made medical devices and products in the international market.

History of Activities of Ometa

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Jul.1993 Ometa established.
Oct.1995 Conducted training of medical device engineers employed by Cairo Pediatric Hospital, Egypt.
Oct.1995 Dispatched a survey mission to Vietnam for hospital survey.
Jan.1996 Participated in a Japanese Medical Device Exhibition sponsored by the Burmese Ministry of Health and conducted an on-site survey of medical facilities.
Jan.1997 Dispatched a mission to Nepal for hospital survey.
Feb.1998 Trained medical device engineers of The Bach Mai Hospital,Vietnam.
Jul.1998 Conducted again the training of the medical device engineers of Cairo Pediatric Hospital, Egypt
Jul.1998 Dispatched a mission to the Philippines for hospital survey.
Feb.1999 Started to cooperate with Japan International Cooperation System's project "Maintenance and Information Center for Donated Medical Devices and Products."
Jan.2000 Trained medical device engineers of Senegal.
Jan.2000 Dispatched registered engineers to Nepal to train local engineers in the maintenance of medical devices.
Apr.2000 Published the Japan Medical Instrument Catalog, 10th Edition (JMC 10th Ed.)
Apr.2000 Aquired the approval of a specific Non-profit Organization corporate by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Jun.2000 Dispatched a mission to Indonesia for hospital survey.
Oct.2000 Published "Report of On-Site Survey for Modernization of Emergency Care Unit of Dr. Soetomo Hospital, Indonesia."
Apr.2001 Made an on-site survey of hospitals in Indonesia in response to Japan International Cooperation Agency's request (Delegation of Senior Volunteers for International Activities)
Jul.2001 Ometa Website established.
Sep.2001 Dispatched a mission to Beijing, China (Manufacturers Section) - China Hospeq 2001 Int'l Exhibition, visited National Hospitals, Ministry of Helth, State Drug Administration
Oct.2001 Held a Seminar [JICA Senior Volunteer Program]
Nov.2001 Dispatched a mission to Shenzeng, China (Manufacturers Section) - 2001 China National Medical Exhibition
Feb.2002 Held a Seminar with JEITA [Certificate for Medical Device issued by Ministry of Helth, Labour and Welfare]
Mar.2002 Held a Meeting with JICA (Manufacturers Section)
Mar.2002 Held a Seminar [Guidance of Certificate for Medical Device]
Apr.2002 Made an on-site survey of hospitals in Panama in response to JICA request, Senior Volunteer Program
Apr.2002 Dispatched Ometa registered engineers to Dr. Soetomo General Hospital, Indonesia
Jun.2002 Trained medical device engineer, Bangladesh, by Ometa members
Jul.2002

Coordinated [Afghan Children & People Support] by Bunkyo ward office

Jul. 2002 Donated the Medical Equipment to Ministry of Health, Uzbekistan
Aug.2002 Held OMETA Seminar in Mongolia [Mongol Medical Seminar] joined 8 manufacturers of OMETA member
Aug.2002 Dispatched medical equipment & OMETA Tent to Kabul Medical Center of NGO JIFF in Afghanistan
Oct.2002 Held OMETA Seminar [Report on Afghanistan Support] NGO JIFF, Dr. Yamada
Nov.2002 Made an on-site survey of hospital, Angkor Hospital for Children, Siem Reap, Cambodia, in response to Tokyo Minato Rotary Club
Dec.2002 Held OMETA Seminar [Certificate of Medical Device]
Jan.2003 Be accepted OMETA registered engineers to JICA Senior Volunteer program, Maintenance management of medical equipment
Feb.2003 Made an on-site survey of hospitals in Bosnia Herzegovina and Macedonia, in response to JICA, 3 OMETA registered engineers
Feb.2003 Held OMETA Seminar [JICA 2003]
Mar.2003 Visited to Korean Food and Drug Administration (KFDA), registration of Medical Device in Korea
Mar.2003 Held OMETA Seminar [Certificate of Medical Device]
Apr.2003 Dispatched Ometa registered engineers to Ministry of Health, Panama as JICA Senior Volunteer Program [Group dispatch]
May2003 Held 2003 OMETA Ordinary General Meeting & The Board of Directors
Jun.2003 Visited to Ministry of Health, Panama, and JICA Panama office
Jul.2003 Held OMETA Seminar [Certificate of Medical Device] in Osaka
Aug.2003 Held OMETA Seminar [Medical Field in Central Asia] with the cooperation from Uzbekistan Embassy in Japan
Aug.2003 Participated in the trade seminar in Busan, Korea, in response to Korea Intfl Trade Association, Busan Branch
Sep.2003 Participated in the international medical exhibition [China-Hospeq 2003] in Beijing, China
Oct.2003 Dispatched a mission to Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, made an on-site survey of hospital, in response to Ministry of Health, Uzbekistan
Jan.2004

Held OMETA Seminar on [Survey Report on Hospitals in Uzbekistan/Kazakhstan]

Feb.2004

Dispatched OMETA registered engineers to Uzbekistan/Kazakhstan, made an on-site survey of hospital, on JICA program.

Mar.2004

Accepted technical trainee from Myanmar on JICA program, at the Josai Hospital in Ibaragi.

Oct.2004

Held OMETA Seminar in China, effected a meeting with SFDA, hospital survey, company profile presentation.

Nov.2004

Held OMETA Seminar on [ Current Medical Situation in China] by Dept. of Conventions and Exhibitions Intfl Health Exchange Center, Ministry of Health, China, and SFDA.

Nov.2004

Dispatched OMETA members to 2004 Intfl Medical Device Technologies Conference and Exhibition in Taipei, made a company profile presentation.

Nov.2004

Dispatched OMETA registered engineers to Macedonia, made an on-site survey of hospital, on JICA program.

Fev.2005

Accepted technical trainee from Angola on JICA program, [Hospital Josina Machel]

Mar.2005

Held OMETA Seminar on [JICA Disaster Relief Team on Indian Ocean Tsunami] and [Global Standard of Medical Devices]

Apr.2005

Dispatched OMETA registered engineer to Ministry of Health, Ghana, under the JICA Senior Volunteer program

Sep.2005

Accepted technical trainee from India on JICA program, [National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases]

Sep.2005

Dispatched a mission of The Japan Federation of Medical Devices Associations(JFMDA) to Beijing, visited Ministry of Health and Governmental hospital.

Nov.2005

Held OMETA Seminar in Moscow, effected a meeting with medical association, hospital survey, company profile presentation.

Feb. 2006

Brought in trainee from Nepal, Kathmandu Ob/Gy Hospital (Ultrasound unit).

Mar. 2006

Held OMETA Seminar on [Current Business Trade Regulations]

Apr. 2006

Visited to Dept. of Health, Taiwan, regarding OMETA certificate

May 2006

Held OMETA Ordinary General Meeting & Board of Directors

Jun. 2006

Dispatched OMETA engineers to Thailand, GMS Medical Training Center, installation of medical and laboratory devices

Jun. 2006

Made a on-site survey of hospital in Philippines, Cotabato Medical Center regarding the maintenance of medical devices

Aug. 2006

Participated in The 2nd Joint Seminar of Taiwan & Japan, Taipei

Sep. 2006

Held OMETA Seminar in China, Beijing and Shanghai

Jan. 2007

Held OMETA Seminar in Dubai, Arab Health 2007

Feb. 2007

Held OMETA Seminar on [Regulation and Registration of Medical Devices in China]

Feb. 2007

Brought in trainee from JICA, Technical officer of ORCC, India

Mar. 2007

Supported JEITA Seminar on [Application for the certificate of Medical Devices]

Apr .2007

Participated in International Medical Exhibition [CMEF 2007 Dalian] in China

Jun. 2007

Held OMETA Seminar on [Japan ODA Project] with a cooperation of Intfl Development Journal

Sep. 2007

Held OMETA Seminar in Beijing, China Hospeq 2007 & SFDA Import Registration

Sep. 2007

Held OMETA Seminar on [Update information about medical situation in Russia]

Oct. 2007

Participated in International Medical Exhibition [CMEF 2007] in Chengdu

Jan. 2008

Participated in International Medical Exhibition [Arab Health 2008] in Dubai

Mar. 2008

Held OMETA Seminar in Seoul, KFDA Import Registration on Medical Devices

Apr. 2008

Co-Held [International Medical Devices Seminar] with JFMDA

Jun. 2008

Held OMETA Seminar on [Economic Conditions in Far East Russia]

Jul. 2008

Held OMETA Seminar on [Update information about medical situations in Russia and Mongolia]

Sep. 2008

Despatched OMETA members to Khabarovsk, participated in medical congress

Oct. 2008

Held OMETA Seminar in Beijing, China Hospeq 2008 & SFDA Import Registration

Oct. 2008

Held OMETA Seminar in Taipei, visited to DOH, Bureau of Parmaceutical Affairs

Oct. 2008

Dec. 2008 Participated in International Medical Exhibition [Zdravookhraneniye 2008] in Moscow

Feb. 2009

Accepted medical trainee from Russia, MOFA OJT training program

Mar. 2009

Held OMETA Seminar in Seoul, KFDA Import Registration on Medical Devices

Jun. 2009

Exchange of opinions with consul general to Niigata of Russian Federation, economic and medical situations in Far East Russia

Jun. 2009

Participated in International Conference [BioEco 2009] in China

Jul. 2009

Accepted medical trainee from Russia, MOFA OJT training program

Jul. 2009

Exchange of opinions with counselor to Japan of Rep. of China

Sep.2009

Held OMETA Seminar on Export business, safety regulation

Sep.2009

Held OMETA Seminar in Beijing, SFDA registration

Oct.2009

Held OMETA Seminar in Khabarovsk, company presentations

Oct.2009

Accepted medical trainee from Russia, MOFA OJT training program

Dec.2009

Visited to Ministry of Health in Indonesia, medical device regulation

Mar.2010

Held OMETA Seminar on [Current Medical Market in Russia] and [Import Registration Procedure]

Apr. 2010

Held an exchange of opinions with Director of Medical Devices Production and Distribution Development of Ministry of Health of Indonesia

Apr.2010

Participated International Conference of Uzbekistan

Jun.2010

Made an on-site survey of China Medical Center in Taizhou, China

Jul.2010

Dispatched a mission to Uzbekistan, visited to Vice Prime Minster, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health

Sep.2010

Accepted speaking engagements of JETRO Seminar, Overseas Marketing and Regulatory on Medical Devices

Sep.2010

Participated in AHWP Meeting in Taipei

Sep.2010

Hold JETRO mission to Singapore at Medical Fair Asia

Nov.2010

Accepted speaking engagements of Tokyo Medical Industry Seminar, Export Business of Medical Devices

Nov.2010

Accepted medical trainees from Russia, MOFA OJT-training program

Mar.2011

Held OMETA Seminar in Seoul, Import registration of KFDA

Apr.2011

Visited to headquarter of Forum of Culture of Arts in Uzbekistan

Jun.2011

Accepted speaking engagements of JFMDA/JETRO Seminar, Outline of regulatory of medical devices in Asian countries

Jul.2011

Visited to Mahidol University and Ministry of Industry in Thailand

Sep.2011

Held OMETA Seminar in Bangkok, visited to Thai FDA, Ministry of Industry, hospitals

Oct.2011

Participated in International Conference in Taipei, 2011 APEC Good Review Practice Workshop on Medical Products

Nov.2011

Held OMETA Seminar, Debriefing Session of OMETA Bangkok seminar in Sep.

Nov.2011

Accepted speaking engagements of JEITA Seminar, Certificate of medical devices issued by MHLW

Feb.2012

Held OMETA/JACRI Seminar, Healthcare market in China

Feb.2012

Held OMETA Seoul Seminar in Seoul, Import Registration of KFDA

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