A non-profit organization, "Deaf Support Osaka," located in Osaka-shi that supports the independence of the Deaf, has started a health counseling program by health nurses.
The Deaf persons have little or no opportunity to get fully the description of the medical treatment due to the lack of sign language interpreting in the hospital.
DSO will help improve the lives and health of the Deaf people through the simple diagnosis and health counseling.
On January 23, the first event by health nurse volunteers was carried out in the "Deaf Cafe in Sign Language" in the DSO office.
This program is hold once a month; last Wednesday 10:00 am -12:00 pm.
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