Division of Research Programs Research Program on the challenges of Global Health issues


Key Fields Innovation and Clinical Research Center Project
R&D phase Applied Study, Clinical Study, Clinical Research
Department of International Strategy, Division of Research Programs
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This program promotes research related to global-scale public health issues (infectious disease control, maternal and child health, emergency measures to control new strains of influenza, aging populations, lifestyle-related diseases, etc.) in areas including identifying disease etiologies, investigating methods of prevention, and standardizing methods of disease diagnosis and treatment. It aims to contribute to the global health by taking advantage of advanced science and technology, and knowledge and experiences which have been accumulated in our country. It also aims to enhance the global cooperation in research for health, especially with a focus on the Asian region. Achievements and findings of this program are expected to be an instrumental for international organizations in developing a global policy and principle.

Research Program on the challenges of Global Health issues

Funding opportunities

For details, please see the Japanese web page.

Terminated Projects

Title of research and Development Duration (※1) Representative Institutions Principle Investigator
-2015 National Disaster Medical Center KOIDO Yuichi
保健分野のポスト国連ミレニアム開発目標に向けた指標開発に関する研究(※2) -2015 National Institute of Public Health Osawa Eri
Feasibility study of the monitoring framework for lifestyle related diseases in developing countries. 2014-2016 National Center for Global Health and Medicine MATSUSHITA Yumi
Feasibility of monitoring frameworks for global health issues 2014-2016 National Institute of Public Health SONE Satoshi/td>
Research and Development of the process to determine evidence-based indicators and their verification for global monitoring framework 2014-2016 National Center for Child Health and Development MORI Rintaro
Promotion of an integrated continuum of care: Disease control and prevention strategies for health related agenda of post MDGs 2015-2017 The university of Tokyo JINBA Masamine
International comparative study on the health and economic burden of the obesity. Scientific research on the development of effective framework for NCD prevention and control- 2015-2017 National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center NAKAO Yoko
Research on non-communicable diseases (NCD) as a post MDG global health issue- multi-disciplinary study for promoting NCD control in Oceania, South Asia, and Africa 2015-2017 Nagoya University AOYAMA Atsuko
Study on the optimization of health care services, by using Japanese advanced information science and technology, to achieve UHC 2015-2016 National Center for Global Health and Medicine MATSUSHITA Yumi
Study on the mental health and psychosocial support by using mobile communication technology in time of disaster. 2015-2016 National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry KIM Yoshiharu
Exploratory study of contribute to the social implementation of the mental health measure in low- and middle-income countries 2016 National Center for Global Health and Medicine HAYAKAWA Tatsuro
Development of a mHealth-based package targeting women at reproductive age for prevention of NCDs 2018 National Center for Child Health and Development MORI Rintaro→ GAI Ruoyan
Study of nutritional intervention using nutritional guidance software to prevent the progression of lifestyle-related diseases in Vietnam 2018 Kyoto University INAGAKI Nobuya
ミャンマー農村部における高血圧の予防・診断・治療の段階的介入パッケージの実装研究(※2) 2018 Niigata University SHOBUGAWA Yugo
Development of health equity assessment tool based on social epidemiological survey for older adults in Myanmar and Malaysia 2017-2019 Niigata University SHOBUGAWA Yugo
Mental health promotion at workplace in low- and middle-income countries in Asia 2017-2019 The University of Tokyo KAWAKAMI Norito
Study on strengthening core capacity at PoE in Ghana 2017-2019 Mie National Hospital TANIGUCHI Kiyosu
A Study on Rights-based Self-learning Tools to Promote Mental Health, Well- being & Resilience after Disasters 2019 National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry KIM Yoshiharu 
Clinical utility of serologic testing for COVID-19 diagnosis 2020-2021 Osaka City University NAKAGAMA Yu
Study to evaluate the utility of extracellular matrix for the diagnosis and prediction of hepatocellular carcinoma in Vietnam 2020-2021 Kanazawa University KANEKO Shuichi
Establishment of effective infection control using a new disinfectant 2020-2021 Osaka University TOMONO Kazunori
Community mHealth Integrated Care (ComHIC) to manage hypertension/diabetes in Tanzania’s overburdened health system 2019-2022 Tokyo Medical and Dental University NAKAMURA Keiko
Community-based lifestyle intervention for diabetes management in rural Nepal 2019-2022 Tokyo Women’s Medical University SUGISHITA Tomohiko → SAKAMOTO Haruka
(※1)Duration of project is refered in Japanese fiscal year.
(※2)The project has no English title.

Management and Evaluation Framework

PS (Program Supervisor)
  • ENDO Hiroyoshi, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Emeritus Professor, St. Luke's International University
PO (Program Officer)
  • AKASHI Hidechika, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., DTMH, Visiting Researcher, National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM)

Last updated 01/24/24