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 [...]
Japan’s Global Health Working Group under the leadership of Professor Kenji Shibuya published Protecting human security: proposals for the G7 Ise-Shima Summit in Japan in the Lancet last week. Protecting human security is critical among various challenges political leaders are facing in the 21st Century. Promoting universal health coverage (UHC) will help develop health systems, capable of dealing with future emergencies such as the recent Ebola outbreak. The authors suggest three global health action areas for the 2016 G7 Summit: [...]
A comment on the “Japan Vision: Health Care 2035” report was published in The Lancet. Details can be found here. The “Japan Vision: Health Care 2035” report was produced by the Health Care 2035 Advisory Panel, which was chaired by Professor Kenji Shibuya, director of the Department of Global Health Policy. A summary of the report in English is available through the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare here.
Research on the associations between habitual intake of green tea/coffee and mortality from all causes and major causes of death, conducted by the University of Tokyo and National Cancer Center, has recently been published and covered by the media. The study found that habitual consumption of green tea may reduce the risk of all-cause mortality and deaths from heart disease in both men and women, and mortality from cerebrovascular disease and respiratory disease in men. Also, it has been [...]
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The Department of Global Health Policy has been collaborating on the Global Burden of Disease 2010 (GBD 2010) project. Today the GBD 2010 team released new online tools for visualizing the results of their research. These new tools, announced by Bill Gates and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, show a mixed picture for Japanese life expectancy. Stroke and low back pain are leading causes of death and disability; poor diet is the biggest risk factor; and a suicide [...]
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, The Lancet, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the University of Queensland School of Population Health invite submission of abstracts for oral or poster presentation at their conference on Global Health Metrics and Evaluation, to be held on June 17—19, 2013, in Seattle, WA, USA. More information is available from the conference website here.
Professor Kenji Shibuya from the Department of Global Health Policy [...]
GHP has contributed to the Global Burden of Disease 2010 (GBD 2010) study, which was published in The Lancet on December 14th, 2012. This unprecedented project has been completed in collaboration with more than 400 researchers in over 300 institutions across 50 countries, led by the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, Seattle, and a consortium of five other partners: the University of Tokyo, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Queensland, and the [...]
Tobe M, Stickley A, del Rosario R, Shibuya K. Out-of-pocket medical expenses for inpatient care among beneficiaries of the National Health Insurance Program in the Philippines. Health policy and planning. Forthcoming.
Ota E, Tobe-Gai R, Mori R, Farrar D. Antenatal dietary advice and supplementation to increase energy and protein intake. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2012, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD000032. DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD000032. Forthcoming.
Wariki WMV, Mori R, Boo NY, Cheah IGS, Fujimura M, Lee J, Wong KY. Risk factors associated with outcomes of very low birth weight infants in four Asian countries. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. Forthcoming.
Mori R, Ota E, Middleton P, Tobe-Gai R, mahomed K, Bhutta ZA. Zinc supplementation for improving pregnancy and infant outcome. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, issue 6. Art. No.: CD000230. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000230. pub3.