Achieving Sustainable Financing for Health in Africa

On August 29, JCIE co-organized an event on Achieving Sustainable Financing for Health in Africa on the sidelines of the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7). The event focused on the mobilization of domestic resources for health in African countries and on effective and sustainable use of funding.

Towards Population Ageing in Africa

Held on the sidelines of the 7th Tokyo International Conference of African Development (TICAD7), this event brought together influential policymakers, NGO representatives, and academicians for a dialogue on the challenges of aging populations in Africa.

JCIE TICAD VI Roundtable | Investing in Health: Benefiting from Corporate Engagement in Health in Africa

JCIE and Amref Health Africa—a prominent African NGO working in the field of health throughout Africa—organized a corporate event that targeted Japanese corporate representatives to provide a rare opportunity for them to engage in practical discussions with representatives from Amref and to accompany Amref health workers to observe first-hand how innovative technologies are employed to improve health in Africa.

TICAD VI Spouses Program | Investing in Child and Maternal Health for Social Development in Africa: A Spotlight on Evidenced Interventions

Japan’s First Lady Akie Abe and Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta hosted a seminar on the sidelines of TICAD VI with the first ladies of other African countries on the theme of “Investing in Child and Maternal Health for Social Transformation in Africa: A Spotlight on Evidenced Interventions.”

Global Health and Human Security | Press Tour to Ethiopia

On June 26 to July 3, 2016, JCIE organized a press tour that brought a delegation of journalists from Japan to several locations in Ethiopia to examine the country’s development through the lens of the country’s healthcare system as part of JCIE’s Global Health and Human Security Program.

Global Health Diet Delegation to Guinea

In the wake of the recent Ebola crisis that struck West Africa, JCIE took a delegation of Diet members and health experts to one of the most affected countries, Guinea, to learn about the status of and future plans for the country’s health crisis management.

JCIE Global Health Special Series | Are Disease-Specific Approaches Compatible with the Goal of Achieving Universal Health Coverage?

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 Universal Health Coverage.

Global Health and Human Security | Press Tour to Kenya

On June 6 to 14, 2015, JCIE organized a press tour that brought a delegation of journalists from Japan to several locations in Kenya to examine the country’s development through the lens of the country’s healthcare system as part of JCIE’s Global Health and Human Security Program.

Japan Visit and Diet Meetings of Dr. Peter Piot

Prof. Peter Piot, the former head of UNAIDS and current Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, paid a visit to Japan in fall 2014, during which time JCIE coordinated several of his meetings, including a breakfast meeting with nine members the Parliamentary Caucus on the Promotion of Human Security and a visit to a Tokyo community center that carries out AIDS prevention initiatives.

Global Health Press Tour Program

In 2013, the Abe administration launched its Strategy on Global Health Diplomacy to promote efforts to achieve universal healthcare. JCIE’s Global Health and Human Security outreach program is offering the media opportunities to cover the state of healthcare in developing countries and allows journalists to report on the effects that investments in healthcare have on a country’s development.