Global Health Policy and Practice in Developing Countries: Challenges and Reforms—How the International Community Can Contribute to Improving Health in Developing Countries
Date: 7 January 2017
Location: Seminar Room 211, Faculty of Engineering Bld.2, University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus (admission free)
A reception will follow after 6:00 pm at Sanjo Kaikan in Tokyo University (JPY 3,000)
Kokuren Forum (“United Nations Forum”) and Tokyo University GSDM Graduate School will organize annual Networking Conference on January 7th, at University of Tokyo, offering an opportunity to discuss various global challenges and sustainable development with a wide range of participants from academia, the civil society as well as public and private sectors.
This year, Kokuren Forum and GSDM convenes an English discussion session addressing global health, particularly focusing on the linkage between policy and practice, as well as community engagement in the field. Panelists include leading figures from the Japanese Government, JICA and NGO.
Japan has demonstrated leadership in global fora, including the G7 and the UN, in promoting Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Health System Strengthening (HSS) both through supporting policy planning and ODA funding. There is, however, still gaps between global health policy and the needs in the field, where a cohesive and coherent rationale should be required to achieve the goals.
Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW), together with relevant Ministries and partners, has successfully established leadership through the G7 presidency in 2016 to bring together global momentum to address concerns of both developed and developing countries. JICA has provided support for many developing countries to putting the global policies to practice. Non-profit organizations such as Rocinantes has introduced innovative ideas to facilitate community engagement and participation, linking medical services and other areas such as information technology and water supply. Now what is necessary is to identify the gaps between policy planning and practice, then to fill them with consistent logic, resources and operations.
This session will be conducted by policy strategists and a representative from Rocinantes to discuss methodologies and potential solutions to promote UHC and HSS through community engagement as well as comment on global policy and funding trends.
For more information including Japanese sessions, please visit the following web site: http://www.unforum.org/offkai/19-notice.html
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