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Launch of the G7 Global Health Task Force

August 10, 2022 | Japan

Ahead of the G7 Summit, JCIE has established the 2023 G7 Global Health Task Force under the Executive Committee on Global Health and Human Security to make recommendations to the Japanese government o…

Next Steps on UHC—Moving Forward from the G20 and HLM-UHC

September 24, 2019 | New York

JCIE, in cooperation with the UN Foundation, convened a small, high-level roundtable of global health experts and policymakers on the morning after the UN High-Level Meeting on UHC to discuss what the…

Health Workforce Investment as a Driver of UHC and Economic Development

August 28, 2019 | Yokohama, Japan

On the sidelines of TICAD7, JCIE partnered with IntraHealth International to organize this side event. Over 120 participants took part in a discussion on the wide-ranging benefits of health workforce…

FGFJ | Reaching the Underserved and Vulnerable—TB Responses as a Pathway to UHC

December 12, 2017 | Tokyo

The Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ) co-organized an official side event on the sidelines of the UHC Forum 2017. This side event explored how the TB response and the strategies to advance UHC…

Policy Recommendations for the 2016 G7 Summit in Japan: Toward Resilient and Sustainable Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

January 27, 2016 | Bangkok, Thailand

At this side event to the 2016 Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC), members of JCIE’s Global Health Working Group (GHWG) presented their draft policy recommendations for the G7 Ise-Shima Summit in…

International Conference on Universal Health Coverage in the New Development Era: Toward Building Resilient and Sustainable Health Systems

December 16, 2015 | Tokyo

Approximately 300 leaders from around the globe—political leaders, heads of international organizations, NGO leaders, scholars, and other experts in the fields of global health and development—converg…

Book Launch Symposium | Universal Health Coverage for Inclusive and Sustainable Development

November 10, 2014 | Tokyo

The Japan–World Bank Partnership Program on Universal Health Coverage concluded its multi-country study and shared its findings at a public symposium in Tokyo on November 10, 2014.

Global Conference on Universal Health Coverage for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

December 5–6, 2013 | Tokyo

The World Bank and the Government of Japan organized a major conference with JCIE in Tokyo in December 2013, convening close to 200 health ministers and high-level representatives from around the worl…

Seminars at World Bank Annual Meetings

October 11, 2012 |

JCIE worked closely with the World Bank and Ministry of Finance of Japan to organize side seminars on cutting-edge topics in global health and UHC at the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings held in Tokyo i…

Roundtable on Opportunities and Challenges for Universal Health Coverage

October 10, 2012 | Tokyo

Agenda for IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings Side Event: Roundtable on Opportunities and Challenges for Universal Health Coverage, held on October 10, 2012.

Launch Seminar of the Japan–World Bank Partnership Program

January 24–25, 2012 | Bangkok

JCIE joined the World Bank and the Japan International Cooperation Agency in organizing a seminar in Bangkok on Challenges and Opportunities for Achieving Universal Health Coverage.

Symposium on Universal Coverage in the 21st Century: Redefining Japan's Health System

September 1, 2010 | Tokyo

In partnership with renowned international medical journal, the Lancet, and the Asahi Shimbun, one of Japan’s leading newspapers, JCIE organized an international symposium on September 1, 2010, to exp…


Japan’s Global Health Diplomacy in the Post-COVID Era—The Paradigm Shift Needed on ODA and Related Policies

Special Commission on Japan’s Strategy on Development Assistance for Health

2020 & 2021

A report from a high-level commission organized by JCIE calls for the Japanese government to better coordinate and strategize its health ODA by creating a centralized “control tower” and to double fun…

Lessons from Japan's T-Shaped Approach to TB

Interview with Keizo Takemi, Member, House of Councillors of Japan

December 15, 2015

An interview with JCIE Senior Fellow Keizo Takemi (Member, House of Councillors) investigates the effectiveness of a “T-shaped” approach to global health by examining Japan’s use of this method in dea…

Are Disease-Specific Approaches Compatible with the Goal of Achieving Universal Health Coverage?

Maya Wedemeyer, JCIE/USA

December 14, 2015

This blog post, the third in the JCIE Global Health Special Series, looks specifically at projects in Ethiopia and Burma to determine if disease-specific programs are compatible with the mission of Un…

Viewing UHC through a Human Security Lens

Marcelo Korc and Susan Hubbard

December 13, 2015

The second blog post in the JCIE Global Health Special Series, considers how questions of human security should play a role in the implementation of Universal Health Coverage.

Lessons from Japan on Universal Health Coverage

Susan Hubbard, JCIE/USA

December 12, 2015

In this blog article, JCIE’s Susan Hubbard discusses the ways in which Japan rapidly became one of the world’s most advanced nations in the sphere of healthcare and what other countries can take from…