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Welcome to Department of
Community and Global Health


In the midst of growing interest in global health, we wonder who actually benefits from
the research, education, and activities we carry out?

In this department this is a question we continually ask and reflect upon, in order to seek the action that should be most appropriately undertaken.

What's New

Professor Masamine Jimba, Assistant Professor Akira Shibanuma, Ms. Kyoto Koto, and Ms. Aki Suzuki, and Ms. Ami Fukunaga attended the 34th Congress of Japan Association for International Health.

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Professor Masamine Jimba and Assistant Professor Akira Shibanuma attendedthe 51st Asia-Pacific Public Health Consortium of Public Health Conference.

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Assistant Professor Akira Shibanuma and Project Assistant Professor Rogie Royce Carandang made poster presentations at Annual Meeting and Expo 2019, American Public Health Association.

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Professor Masamine Jimba made a speech in Global Health Forum in Taiwan.

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Ms. Mariam Namasaba, Ph.D. student, received Best Presentation Award at International Conference on Disability Studies 2019.

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Professor Masmaine Jimba made a special presentation in 1st Japan Nepal Medical Conference.

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Professor Masamine Jimba chaired the session on health security and UHC during Health Professional Meeting (H20) 2019, co-hosted by World Medical Association and Japan Medical Association.

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Department of Community and Global Health co-hosted Workshop on positive deviance approach with PD Japan.

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Professor Masamine Jimba chaired the session on disparity in access to healthcare in Japan and overseas at General Assembly of the Japanese Association of Medical Sciences.

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Special lecture by Dr. Anand Joshi (Public Health and Infectious Disease Research Center, Nepal) was held.

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Eight master 1st year students and six Ph.D. 1st year students join Department of Community and Global Health.

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Our Ph.D. student from April 2019, Mr. Mohammed BA Sarhan, was awarded top prize for best poster atLancet Palestinian Health Alliance (LPHA) 10th Annual Conference.

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Department of Community and Global Health held a research exchange workshop with Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Seoul National University.

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Professor Masamine Jimba was elected as President of Japan Association for International Health.

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New papers published.

Patients help other patients: Qualitative study on a longstanding community cooperative to tackle leprosy in India.

Jung SH, Han HW, Koh H, Yu SY, Nawa N, Morita A, Ong KIC, Jimba M, Oh J.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020 Jan 13;14(1):e0008016.

Mental well-being of international migrants to Japan: a systematic review.

Miller R, Tomita Y, Ong KIC, Shibanuma A, Jimba M.
BMJ Open. 2019 Nov 3;9(11):e029988.

Leadership and Peer Counseling Program: Evaluation of Training and Its Impact on Filipino Senior Peer Counselors.

Carandang RR, Shibanuma A, Kiriya J, Vardeleon KR, Marges MA, Asis E, Murayama H, Jimba M.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Oct 24;16(21).

Molecular detection of enteric viruses in the stool samples of children without diarrhea in Bangladesh.

Okitsu S, Khamrin P, Takanashi S, Thongprachum A, Hoque SA, Takeuchi H, Khan MA, Hasan SMT, Iwata T, Shimizu H, Jimba M, Hayakawa S, Maneekarn N, Ushijima H.
Infect Genet Evol. 2019 Oct 17;77:104055.

Unmet Needs and Coping Mechanisms Among Community-Dwelling Senior Citizens in the Philippines: A Qualitative Study.

Carandang RR, Asis E, Shibanuma A, Kiriya J, Murayama H, Jimba M.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Oct 4;16(19).

Effect of psycho-social support by teachers on improving mental health and hope of adolescents in an earthquake-affected district in Nepal: A cluster randomized controlled trial.

Dhital R, Shibanuma A, Miyaguchi M, Kiriya J, Jimba M.
PLoS One. 2019 Oct 1;14(10):e0223046.

[Correspondence]Developing country: an outdated term in The Lancet.

Jimba M, Fujimura MS, Ong KIC.
Lancet. 2019 Sep 14;394(10202):918.

Effect of continuum-of-care intervention package on improving contacts and quality of maternal and newborn healthcare in Ghana: a cluster randomised controlled trial.

Okawa S, Gyapong M, Leslie H, Shibanuma A, Kikuchi K, Yeji F, Tawiah C, Addei S, Nanishi K, Oduro AR, Owusu-Agyei S, Ansah E, Asare GQ, Yasuoka J, Hodgson A, Jimba M; Ghana EMBRACE Implementation Research Project Team.
BMJ Open. 2019 Sep 11;9(9):e025347.

Implementation of national policies for a total asbestos ban: a global comparison.

Lin RT, Chien LC, Jimba M, Furuya S, Takahashi K.
Lancet Planet Health. 2019 Aug;3(8):e341-e348.

The Influence of Breastfeeding Peer Support on Breastfeeding Satisfaction Among Japanese Mothers: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Hongo H, Green J, Shibanuma A, Nanishi K, Jimba M.
J Hum Lact. 2019 Aug 22:890334419869601.

Assessing knowledge and behavioural changes on maternal and newborn health among mothers following post-earthquake health promotion in Nepal.

Dhital R, Silwal RC, Simkhada P, Teijlingen EV, Jimba M.
PLoS One. 2019 Jul 25;14(7):e0220191.

[Correspondence] How can we avoid making universal health coverage a white elephant?

Jimba M, Fujimura MS, Ong KIC.
Lancet. 2019 Jun 15;393(10189):2394.
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Message from Staff and Students

As students of global health, we aim to alleviate suffering in the world, to advocate for the weak and the vulnerable, to preserve and elevate life. And yet I find that my vegan lifestyle is met often with some measure of skepticism. Read more

About Us

The Department of Community and Global Health has been led by four professors since 1993: Professors Gen Ohi (April 1993 - March 1996), Som-Arch Wongkhomthong (June 1996 - March 1999), Susumu Wakai (August 1999 - March 2006), and Masamine Jimba (June 2006 - Present) Read more.