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Global Health and Human Security

Press Tour: Myanmar Today, as Seen through Healthcare—Exploring Japan’s Potential
June 29–July 5, 2014

On June 29 to July 5, 2014, JCIE organized a press tour that brought a delegation of journalists from Japan to several locations in Myanmar to examine the country’s development through the lens of the country’s healthcare system. The tour was conducted as part of JCIE’s Global Health and Human Security Program and aimed to revitalize the domestic dialogue within Japan about how it can contribute to global health.

JCIE selected Myanmar as the destination for the first year of the program in light of that country’s rapid democratization and economic reform in recent years, the accelerated pace of Japan’s investments there, and the priority position it holds in Japan’s ODA programs. During the tour, participants observed urban hospitals as well as rural grassroots initiatives, while also meeting with local health officials, healthcare and development experts, and journalists.

Program and Participant List (PDF)


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    • The exchange between journalists from Japan and Myanmar was covered in Myanmar's weekly publication, Health Digest (July 9, 2014; vol. 11, no. 39).

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