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Global Health and Human Security

Global Health Press Tour Program
2014—present

In 2013, the Abe administration launched its Strategy on Global Health Diplomacy to promote efforts to achieve universal healthcare (i.e., a healthcare system that ensures that every person can receive basic health and medical services at an affordable cost), reflecting Japan's high regard for healthcare as an important pillar within every country’s economic growth strategy. JCIE’s Global Health and Human Security outreach program is offering the media opportunities to cover the state of healthcare in developing countries. It also allows journalists to report on the effects that investments in healthcare have on a country’s development and to report on Japan’s contributions to international development and healthcare.

In the first year of the program, JCIE selected Myanmar as the destination 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. In the second year, JCIE is conducting a press tour in Kenya.

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