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Japan-World Bank Partnership Program for Universal Health Coverage

Book Launch Symposium: Universal Health Coverage for Inclusive and Sustainable Development
November 10, 2014, Tokyo, Japan
 

The Japan–World Bank Partnership Program on Universal Health Coverage has concluded its multi-country study and shared its findings at a public symposium in Tokyo on November 10, 2014. The symposium covered key findings from the 11 country case studies (Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Indonesia, Japan, Peru, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam) and convened principal researchers from the Japan study as well as key stakeholders from various sectors to discuss Japan's role in promoting UHC abroad.

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Publications
What is Universal Health Coverage?
  • The goal of universal health coverage is to ensure that all people obtain the health services they need without suffering financial hardship when paying for them.
    (According to World Health Organization)

Agenda

Opening Remarks

Nobuhide Minorikawa, State Minister of Finance
Keizo Takemi, Co-Chair, Coordination Committee, Japan–World Bank Partnership Program on UHC; Senior Fellow, JCIE
Moderator: Akio Okawara, President & CEO, JCIE

A Synthesis of 11 Country Case Studies: Possible Paths to Adopt, Achieve, and Sustain UHC

Presentations:
Overview of Synthesis Report
Akiko Maeda, Lead Health Specialist, Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice, World Bank Group [Moderator]
Political Economy of UHC Policies
Michael Reich, Taro Takemi Professor of International Health Policy, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health
Comments:
Kiyoshi Kodera, Vice President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Kenji Shibuya, Professor and Chair, Department of Global Health Policy, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo
Sumie Ishii, Managing Director, Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP)
Q & A

Lessons from Japan: What Can Japan Contribute to Promoting UHC Globally?

Presentations:
What Japan Can Share from Its Experiences
Naoki Ikegami, Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, Keio School of Medicine [Moderator]
Macro Process of Health Policy Making
John Campbell, Project Researcher, Institute of Gerontology, University of Tokyo; Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Michigan
The Japanese Social Health Insurance Program Viewed from a Macroeconomic Perspective—The Fiscal Context and Systemic Disparities
Shuzo Nishimura, Director, Institute for Health Economics and Policy
What Lessons from Japan Are Relevant for Other Countries: Thai Perspectives
Suwit Wibulpolprasert, Adviser to the Health Minister on Global Health, Thailand
Comments:
Kenji Shimazaki, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
Koji Fujimoto, Deputy Director, Office for Healthcare and Medical Strategy, Cabinet Office
Osamu Utsunomiya, Director-General, Bureau of International Medical Cooperation, National Center for Global Health and Medicine
Toshiro Kumakawa, Director, Department of Health and Welfare Services, National Institute of Public Health, Japan
Q & A

Closing Remarks

Kazuyuki Nakane, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
Yasusuke Tsukagoshi, Special Representative to Japan, World Bank Group

Reception

Welcome Remarks:Yasuhisa Shiozaki, Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare