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.
Nobuhide Minorikawa, State Minister of Finance
|13:40-15:00||A Synthesis of 11 Country Case Studies: Possible Paths to Adopt, Achieve, and Sustain UHC
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 HealthComments:
Kiyoshi Kodera, Vice President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
|15:15-16:50||Lessons from Japan: What Can Japan Contribute to Promoting UHC Globally?
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, ThailandComments:
Kenji Shimazaki, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
Kazuyuki Nakane, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
|17:10-18:00||Reception [Reception Hall, 2nd floor]
Welcome Remarks: Yasuhisa Shiozaki, Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare