Hyogo-Kobe GLOBAL HEALTH High School Summit Declaration

On 21 August 2016, the WHO Kobe Centre and the G7 Kobe Health Ministers' Meeting Promotion Council organized the first Hyogo-Kobe GLOBAL HEALTH High School Summit, with support from Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW).

At the Summit, about 450 participants discussed how high school students can contribute to global health through research presentations by six High Schools, an expert panel discussion, and 54 poster presentations.

The Hyogo-Kobe Global Health High School declaration developed and adopted by the high school students was presented to the WHO Director General, Dr Margaret Chan, at the end of an official WHO-MHLW side event for the G7 Health Ministers meeting on 10 September 2016.

New WHO-Kobe University Research Collaboration:

07 September 2016|KOBE – The WHO Kobe Centre and Kobe University announced today that they have entered into agreement to conduct research on developing a frugal comprehensive model of early detection and management for dementia.

The WHO Kobe Centre is supporting Kobe University and key partners to conduct a three year project, with support by Kobe City, to develop and test a comprehensive model of mass screening and targeted community education leading to effective and efficient early detection and diagnosis of dementia.

WKC: Research on innovations for achieving sustainable universal health coverage for ageing populations

On 10 September 2016, the WHO Kobe Centre, along with Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, is organizing an official side event to the G7 Health Ministers meeting that will discuss “UHC, Innovation and Ageing: Research on innovations for achieving sustainable universal health coverage for ageing populations”.

The Event will highlight the new WHO Kobe Centre ten-year research strategy, ongoing and planned research, and information dissemination focusing on UHC and ageing populations. Experts from around the world will share their experiences and lessons followed by discussion amongst all participants.

High School students explore Global Health “What can we do for Global Health?”
Hyogo-Kobe GLOBAL HEALTH High School Summit

On 21 August 2016, the WHO Kobe Centre and the G7 Kobe Health Ministers' Meeting Promotion Council are organizing the Hyogo-Kobe GLOBAL HEALTH High School Summit, with support from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

The Summit is one of the pre-events for the Kobe G7 Health Ministers’ Meeting, to be held in Kobe from September 11-12, and will feature high school students in Hyogo Prefecture, and as future leaders, will discuss how they and the entire community can contribute to global health.

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