Report – Intercity Meeting at Rotary International District 2770
On January 23rd 2017, Dr. Kenji Shibuya, President of JIGH, gave a speech on ‘Polio Eradication and Rotary’s Contributions’ at the Rotary International District 2770’s Intercity Meeting. Around 150 members from District 2770 attended the meeting, and topics such as the rapid changes in the field of global health and polio, the current status of…
2017 New Year’s Greetings
First and foremost, I wish everyone a Happy New Year. Reflecting back on this past year, I feel that it has been quite a turbulent one. There were many large events that occurred, constantly changing headlines and shaking political, economic, and social environments both within and beyond our borders. Events such as Brexit and the…
JIGH Activity Report 2016
2016 was a year of great change within the field of health care. It was the first year that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030 came into effect after the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), changing the framework for global health, as seen at events such as the G7 Ise-Shima summit. It was also…
President, Institute of Medicine
Harvey V. Fineberg
Dr. Fineberg served as dean of the faculty of Public Health at Harvard University for 13 years before his appointment to provost of the university from 1997 to 2001. His academic career has been dedicated to public health policy and decision making, and he has conducted research on policy making and implementation, the evaluation of medical technology and vaccines, as well as the spread of medical innovations.
Dean of the Faculty, Graduate School of Public Health, Harvard University
Dr. Frenk served as the founding-director general of the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico, an eminent health education and research institute for developing countries. In 1998, he was appointed as the executive director of the Evidence and Information for Policy unit at WHO, the first to be committed to establishing a scientific base for the improvement of results in health policy making.
Professor of the Department of Global Health Policy, Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo
Dr. Shibuya is a professor of Global Health Policy at the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Medicine. He obtained his MD at the University of Tokyo in 1991 and started his career at Teikyo University‘s Ichihara Hospital in Chiba, Japan. He served as a research fellow at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies and worked in Cambodia and Rwanda. In 1999, Dr. Shibuya earned a doctorate of public health in international health economics at Harvard University.
Global Health News
Korea`s LG Chem lands $12.6 M from the Gates Foundation for IPV development
LG Chem, South Korea`s largest chemical company was offered a grant worth $12.6 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop its inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) used to prevent infantile paralysis. The company said that with this fund it will increase its clinical research abroad and expand its vaccine producing facility in Osong,…
Global Health News
Polio outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo
According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), two cases of cVDPV2 were reported in each of the two DRC provinces- Haut Lomami and Maniema in the southern and east-central region respectively. GPEI says outbreak response plans are currently being finalized, with supplementary immunization activities using monovalent oral polio vaccine type 2 (mOPV2) in line…
Global Health News
Vaccine shortage threatens polio eradication campaign
An international campaign whose aim is to eradicated Polio started in 1988.This campaign has seen over 2.5 billion people vaccinated –nearly all the children .The paralyzing disease has been reduced to 99% with 3 countries –Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria, which are still home to Wild polio out of the original 125 countries . This campaign…
Ministry of Foreign Affairs to provide 300 million yen grant to Morocco as a part of TICAD VI commitment
The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on February 20th, 2017, that it will provide a 300 million yen grant to Morocco as a part of its TICAD VI commitment. Under this grant project, Japan will provide environment friendly cars to the government of Morocco so that the country will be better able to deal…
Ministry of Foreign Affairs to provide 190 million yen grant to Comoros as a part of TICAD VI commitment
The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on February17th, 2017, that it will provide a 190 million yen grant to Comoros as a part of their TICAD VI commitment. Under this grant project, Japan will provide rice to the government of Comoros, contributing to improve food security in the country, given the fact that Comoros…
Japanese Foreign Minister reaffirmed to participate in High-Level Political Forum on SDGs in July 2017 at the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
The Japanese Foreign Minister reaffirmed his intention to participate in the High-Level Political Forum on SDGs in July 2017 in order to follow-up and review Japan’s progress towards SDGs at the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. He also suggested to initiate public-private partnerships among G20 countries especially in the area of climate change and global health….