Expectations have been growing within the international community for Japan to make a greater contribution in the field of global health. One area in which Japan could potentially play a more prominent international role is through the contributions of Japanese civil society to global health. Accordingly, as part of its activities on global health cooperation, JCIE commissioned the Waseda Institute for Global Health to conduct a research project on “The Role and Challenges of Japanese NGOs in the Global Health Policymaking Process,” with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The Waseda Institute carried out an in-depth survey of current Japanese NGO activities in global health, with a particular focus on their advocacy efforts, and interviewed representatives of several major NGOs to explore how these issues are being addressed. In the process, they identified the specific concerns relevant to Japanese healthcare NGOs, as well as the future steps that these NGOs must pursue if they are to play a greater international role.
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- Background and Objectives of the Study [144 KB PDF]
- Analysis of the Current Status of Japanese NGOs [84 KB PDF]
- Strengthening the Capacity of Japan’s Global Health NGOs—Focusing on Areas Where Short-Term Results Are Feasible [156 KB PDF]
- Functions and Roles of Global Health–Related Japanese Organizations [96 KB PDF]
- Achievements to Date and Case Studies [88 KB PDF]
- Recommendations to Enable Global Health NGOs to Realize Their Potential [64 KB PDF]
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ISBN 978-4-88907-132-0; 73 pages; paper