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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

Ms. Mariam Namasaba, Ph.D. student, received Best Presentation Award atInternational 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.

[Correspondence]Developing country: an outdated term in The Lancet.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

Women's overall satisfaction with health facility delivery services in Ghana: a mixed-methods study.

Adjei KK, Kikuchi K, Owusu-Agyei S, Enuameh Y, Shibanuma A, Ansah EK, Yasuoka J, Poku-Asante K, Okawa S, Gyapong M, Tawiah C, Oduro AR, Sakeah E, Sarpong D, Nanishi K, Asare GQ, Hodgson A, Jimba M; Ghana EMBRACE Implementation Research Project Team.
Trop Med Health. 2019 Jul 5;47:41.

Concurrent decreases in the prevalence of wheezing and Ascaris infection among 5-year-old children in rural Bangladesh and their regulatory T cell immunity after the implementation of a national deworming program.

Takeuchi H, Khan MA, Ahmad SM, Hasan SMT, Alam MJ, Takanashi S, Hore SK, Yeasmin S, Jimba M, Iwata T.
Immun Inflamm Dis. 2019 Sep;7(3):160-169.

[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.

School health and nutrition program implementation, impact, and challenges in schools of Nepal: stakeholders' perceptions.

Shrestha RM, Ghimire M, Shakya P, Ayer R, Dhital R, Jimba M.
Trop Med Health. 2019 May 14;47:32.

Consistent condom use among highly effective contraceptive users in an HIV-endemic area in rural Kenya.

Kosugi H, Shibanuma A, Kiriya J, Wafula SW, Jimba M.
PLoS One. 2019 May 6;14(5):e0216208.

Quality gap in maternal and newborn healthcare: a cross-sectional study in Myanmar.

Okawa S, Win HH, Leslie HH, Nanishi K, Shibanuma A, Aye PP, Jimba M.
BMJ Glob Health. 2019 Mar 19;4(2):e001078.
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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.