JCIE launched the “Global Health Diet Roundtable” series in 2018 as part of its Global Health and Human Security program. The aim of this program is to assist a bipartisan group of young and emerging Diet members to deepen their understanding of global health issues (e.g., the threat of infectious diseases, health system strengthening, and health financing) by offering regular briefings from experts on each topic in the hope that they will play a future leadership role in the global health field.


Global Health Diet Roundtable | Update on the Regional COVID-19 Situation

On April 21, JCIE held its Fifth Global Health Diet Roundtable where more than a dozen Diet members were briefed on the current global COVID-19 situation by World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific Regional Director, Takeshi Kasai. Dr. Kasai highlighted the importance of more well-thought-out testing strategies as well as the need for international cooperation on the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Global Health Diet Roundtable | Evolution of America’s Bipartisan Support for Global Health

JCIE’S inaugural Global Health Diet Roundtable convened six rising leaders in the Japanese Diet who are serving their first, second, or third terms, and it was organized as part of a roundtable series that is designed to engage up-and-coming legislators in discussions of global health and give them a chance to discuss key issues with domestic and international leaders in the field.

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