The Mimi Ullens Foundation has been contacted by a Japanese association, called Fukuribi (National Welfare Beauty and Barber Training Association). This non-profit organization, located in Nagoya, provides cancer patients with well-being care. They would like to take a step further by setting up a small well-being care center a few meters away from a hospital in Nagoya. It would be the first of its kind in the region.
In this context, they have come to Belgium in January 2016 to visit one of our health care centers. We spent one day at Ste Elisabeth Hospital in Brussels where we could exchange about our experiences, culture and show them how the Foundation works. They were really impressed by our professionalism and hope they can “import” it one day to Japan.
As a next step in this incredible project and to work on a better recognition of the importance of well-being care in Japan, Fukuribi and the Mimi Ullens Foundation organized a “Japan-Belgium Exchange on well-being care for cancer patients” in November 2016 in Japan.