“WHO/WKC Launches New Research Initiative for UHC and Ageing Populations: Lessons from Japan”

The WHO Kobe Centre has issued a Call for “Implementation research proposals for health systems development and public health interventions for ageing populations towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC): Lessons from Japan.” This Call covers five major domains of WKC’s 10 year Strategy, 2016-2026, and aims at attracting high quality implementation and health systems research projects, targeting Japanese universities/research institutions, with preference for those in the Kansai region. The research portfolio will be established based on a rigorous scientific peer review process.

Scientific evidence for public health policy and practice is much needed to support countries in their ambition to attain Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030. Much can be learned from Japan’s health system which attained UHC in 1961 and its leading efforts to support ageing populations. WKC is currently supporting research in Japan on dementia and for measurement of ageing-related interventions.

WHO looks forward to attracting interest and proposals from Japan-based institutions.

“What can we, high school students, do for the ageing world?”
Kobe/Hyogo High School Forum: “Youth Meeting the World”

WHO Kobe Centre

On 11 February 11 2017, the WHO Kobe Centre and the G7 Kobe Health Ministers' Meeting Promotion Council, along with the Hyogo Prefectural Board of Education and Osaka University, organized a large meeting of Kobe and Hyogo Prefecture High School students exploring global health: “Kobe/Hyogo Youth Meeting the World” at the Kobe International Exhibition Hall. This event follows up to the 2016 G7 Health Ministers’ meeting held in Kobe. About 600 participated, mainly from high schools in Hyogo prefecture.

“Kobe/Hyogo Youth Meeting the World”
- Commemorating the 2016 G7 Health Ministers’ Meeting held in Kobe

The WHO Kobe Centre and the G7 Kobe Health Ministers' Meeting Promotion Council are organizing a large meeting of Kobe and Hyogo Prefecture High School students exploring global health: “Kobe/Hyogo Youth Meeting the World” at the Kobe International Exhibition Hall on February 11, 2017. This event commemorates the 2016 G7 Health Ministers’ meeting held in Kobe.

During the full-day programme, about 500 high school students in Hyogo-Kobe will experience a wide variety of learning opportunities in order to be effective ambassadors and international citizens.

1.17- Kobe reminds us again of the importance of disaster preparedness

WHO Kobe Centre

On January 17, the local and international community commemorated the 22nd anniversary of the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake in 1995. Kobe/Hyogo demonstrated to the world how to recover and rebuild with vitality after a disaster using the concept of “creative reconstruction”.

The WKC Director, Alex Ross, attended the ceremony representing WHO paying respect. WKC was established in 1995 as one of the symbols of Kobe/Hyogo’s creative reconstruction. Mr Ross noted “The efforts of Kobe and Hyogo constantly remind us of the need to be prepared for disasters and emergencies, and the essential role of engaging communities.”


Call for Proposals

“Implementation research on health systems development and public health interventions for ageing populations towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC): Lessons from Japan.”
Deadline for submission: Friday, 31 March 2017, 17:00 JST


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