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Global Health and Human Security

Paper by the Japan Global Health Working Group in the Lancet

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An article titled, "Protecting Human Security: Proposals for the G7 Ise-Shima Summit in Japan," authored by the Japan Global Working Group, appeared in the May 21 issue of the Lancet (available online on May 19), a leading international medical journal. The paper offers comprehensive policy recommendations encompassing three areas for global health action by the G7 countries to enhance human security around the world:

  1. develop a global health architecture that enables effective preparedness and responses to health emergencies;

  2. develop platforms to share knowledge and practice regarding health system resilience and sustainability; and

  3. strengthen coordination and financing in research and development, and system innovations for global health security.

The Global Health Working Group for the 2016 G7 Summit was launched in December 2014 with the goal of developing policy recommendations for the G7 Ise-Shima Summit, which is being held on May 26-27 in Japan. The Working Group was co-organized by JCIE and the University of Tokyo. The group’s recommendations resulted from evidence-based studies undertaken by Japanese and international experts and were further refined through discussions at two workshops held during the 2015 and 2016 Prince Mahidol Award Conferences (PMAC), and at a roundtable held in Tokyo in December 2015.

Global Health Working Group Members:

Keizo Takemi Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE); Member, House of Councillors [Chair]
Kenji Shibuya Professor and Chair, Department of Global Health Policy, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo [Director]
Hideki Hashimoto Professor, Department of Health and Social Behavior, School of Public Health, University of Tokyo [Deputy Director]
Hidechika Akashi Director, Bureau of International Medical Cooperation, National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM)
Reiko Hayashi Director of International Research and Cooperation, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research
Toshiaki Iizuka Professor, Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo
Yasushi Katsuma Dean, International Studies Program, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies (GSAPS); Director, Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University
Toshiro Kumakawa Chief Researcher, Department of Health and Welfare Services, National Institute of Public Health (NIPH), Japan
Chiaki Miyoshi Director, Bureau of International Medical Cooperation, NCGM
Haruko Noguchi Professor, Waseda Institute for Advanced Study, Waseda University
Takashi Oshio Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University
Hideaki Shiroyama Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy; Graduate Schools of Law and Politics, University of Tokyo
BT Slingsby Executive Director and CEO, Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT)
Tomohiko Sugishita Senior Adviser, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Hideo Yasunaga Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Health Economics, School of Public Health, University of Tokyo

Satoko Horii Senior Researcher, Department of International Health and Collaboration, NIPH, Japan
Sayako Kanamori Director Research/Chief Health Officer, Japan Institute for Global Health (JIGH)
Kei Katsuno Director, Investment Strategy & Development, GHIT
Naoki Kondo Associate Professor, Department of Health and Social Behavior, School of Public Health, University of Tokyo
Shunsuke Mabuchi Health Specialist, World Bank Group
Makiko Matsuo Project Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy / Policy Alternative Research Institute, University of Tokyo
Yuki Murakami Health Economist; Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs; Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Tomoko Ono Assistant Director, Health Division 4, Health Group 2, Human Development Department, JICA
Chiaki Sato Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Aoyama Gakuin University
Ikuo Takizawa Deputy Director General, Group Director for Health 1, Human Development Department, JICA
Bumpei Tamamura Director, Branding Development, GHIT
Kayo Yasuda Associate Professor, Faculty of Urban Liberal Arts, School of Law and Politics, Tokyo Metropolitan University
Young bureaucrats from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Cooperating organizations:

Government of Japan (Cabinet Office; Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and Ministry of Finance)
Japan International Cooperation Agency, National Institute of Public Health, National Center for Global Health and Medicine