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Global Health and Human Security

Japan–World Bank Partnership Program for Universal Health Coverage
2012—Present

Bangkok launch seminar and workshop

On January 24, 2012, JCIE joined the World Bank and the Japan International Cooperation Agency in organizing a seminar in Bangkok on Challenges and Opportunities for Achieving Universal Health Coverage. The seminar was held on the sidelines of the Prince Mahidol Awards Conference, a prominent annual meeting on global health that brings health experts, practitioners, and policymakers from around the world together to discuss cutting-edge topics in global health. One purpose of the seminar was to follow up on some of the findings—particularly on Japan’s experience with health financing and health workforce—from the Lancet special series on Japan that JCIE published in partnership with renowned British medical journal the Lancet in 2011. The other purpose of the seminar was to launch a new joint research project between Japan and the World Bank that will share Japan's experiences further and promote mutual learning on how low- and middle-income countries can better cope with the challenges and constraints they face while moving toward universal health coverage. A closed workshop was organized on the following day to discuss details of the Japan–World Bank joint research project on universal health coverage.

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