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Department of Global Health Policy

Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo

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2018.5.28

GHP student won the JSOG Encouragement Award

Our second year PhD student, Rei Haruyama, recently attended The 70th Annual Congress of JSOG (Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology) in Sendai, Japan. She presented the findings of her Masters thesis on risk factors for stillbirth in Japan and won the JSOG Encouragement Award.

2018.5.10

The G7 presidency and universal health coverage, Japan’s contribution

Our new paper entitled “The G7 presidency and universal health coverage, Japan’s contribution” is now open! In this paper, we summarize how the Japanese government, as the G7 summit president in 2016, obtained consensus among the diverse stakeholders involved in the summit and determine which people and which other factors appeared most important in the global promotion of UHC.

The article can be found here.

2018.4.9

Welcome to the new GHP students

This year the Department of Global Health Policy welcomed new PhD, Master’s and research students from Bangladesh, Bolivia, Cameroon and Japan. Details on each student can be viewed on their profile pages.

2017.12.19

A paper on UHC in Bangladesh published in the Lancet Global Health

Our PhD student Md. Shafiur Rahman and other GHP members published a paper on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the Lancet Global Health in December 12. The study used the most up-to-date data to a range of available indicators in Bangladesh to evaluate the country’s progress towards the WHO-defined targets of at least 80% essential health service coverage for the whole population and 100% protection from catastrophic and impoverishing payment by 2030. They found that under current trends, only [...]

2017.9.25

Global Burden of Disease update

Professor Kenji Shibuya contributed to five articles on the latest Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study 2016 published in the Lancet. GBD is the most comprehensive worldwide observational epidemiological study to date. It describes mortality and morbidity from major diseases, injuries and risk factors to health at global, national and regional levels. Examining trends from 1990 to the present and making comparisons across populations enables understanding of the changing health challenges facing people across the world in the [...]

2017.7.31

Japan subnational GBD paper published in the Lancet

Assistant Professor Shuhei Nomura, Professor Kenji Shibuya and other GHP faculty members, in collaboration with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), published first paper on Japan Subnational Global Burden of Disease (GBD) in the Lancet in July, 2017. The study used GBD 2015 data to measure the burden of diseases and injuries in both at national and subnational level in Japan from 1990 to 2015.

The article can be found here, and Assistant Professor Shuhei Nomura’s GHP [...]

2017.2.9

Institute for Global Health Policy Research (iGHP) Conference

The Inaugural Conference of the Institute for Global Health Policy Research (iGHP)
“Global Health at A Crossroads: How Can Research Shape the Future Policies?” will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017, 14:00-17:30 (open at 13:30) at the Bureau of International Health Cooperation, National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM), Tokyo, Japan. Speakers include: Yasuhisa Shiozaki, Minister, Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare; Suwit Wibulpolprasert, Vice Chair, IHPF, Thailand; Kamran Abbasi, Executive Editor, The BMJ, UK. For more information and registration please visit the following [...]

2017.1.27

The 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of the JEA

Various members of the Department of Global Health Policy attended the 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japan Epidemiological Association in Kofu, Yamanashi January 25th-27th, 2017 with three poster and two oral presentations. For more information please visit the following link.

2017.1.19

CEPI launched at Davos 2017

A new global R&D organization for pandemic vaccines CEPI—the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations was officially launched today at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Japan will play a leading role as a founding member of CEPI,  Professor Shibuya currently serves as a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee. For more information please visit the following link.

2017.1.5

Global Health Education Program 2017 Beijing

The Department of Global Health Policy’s Global Health Entrepreneurship Program is pleased to partner with the Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI) to offer the “Global Health Education Program (G-HEP) 2017” (March 6-13, 2017), deadline: Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Every year HGPI hosts a one week program to nurture the next generation of leaders and human resources in the global health field. This year, the program is taking participants to Beijing, China. The 8-day program consists of 2 days of intensive workshops in [...]

2016.12.27

Global Health Policy MOOC on Coursera

The Department of Global Health Policy recently launched a massive open online course (MOOC) on Coursera. The modules provide an introduction to global health controversies and relevant practical applications. Course topics include health governance, disease surveillance, NCDs, UHC, health financing and ageing. For more information and enrollment please visit the following link.

2016.12.13

First technical advisory group on universal health coverage (UHC)

Professor Kenji Shibuya chaired the first technical advisory group on universal health coverage (UHC) on UHC Day, December 12th 2016 in Manila. Technical advisory groups have for a long time been a well-functioning mechanism to improve health programs in particular disease-control. This meeting is historically important, as it is the first to focus on health systems. UHC involves much more than just the health sector. There are lots of challenges ahead but this meeting could provide a strong push to move the [...]

International Symposium on Women’s Health (Dec. 7th, 2016)

The Department of Global Health Policy is pleased to host an official side event of the 2016 World Assembly for Women: WAW entitled “International Symposium on Women’s Health” on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 (3:30 – 5:00 p.m). The event will take place at Tetsumon Memorial Auditorium (U’Tokyo, Hongo Campus, Experimental Research Bldg. 14th floor, Faculty of Medicine). Speakers include Dr. Yumie Ikeda, deputy head physician of obstetrics and gynaecology at Kobe City Medical Center Hospital, Ms. Marie Louise Towari, President of NPO Think about Education in RWANDA [...]

2016.10.7

Global Burden of Disease update.

Professor Kenji Shibuya contributed to the latest Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study published in the Lancet. GBD is the most comprehensive worldwide observational epidemiological study and describes mortality and morbidity from major diseases, injuries and risk factors to health at global, national and regional levels. Examining trends from 1990 to the present and making comparisons across populations enables understanding of the changing health challenges facing people across the world in the 21st century (Executive summary). To access the articles [...]