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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

Brochure of Department Overview is available from the link below.

Department of Community and Global Health.pdf

Professor Jimba received the APACPH Public Health Recognition Award from the Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health.

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Dr. Aya Yumino, Ph.D. student, received the Best Msc Thesis Award by University College London Msc Social Epidemiology programme for her MSc thesis in 2019.

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Professor Masamine Jimba, Assistant Professor Akira Shibanuma, Mr. Kazutaka Sekine, Ms. Yuri Tomita made presentations at Joint Congress of Global Health 2020.

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Project Assistant Professor Jennifer Lisa Sakamoto and Project Assistant Professor Rogie Royce Carandang made presentations at the Annual Meeting and Expo 2020, American Public Health Association.

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Students volunteer the translation of the leaflet “Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Countermeasures for Pregnant Women” into 12 languages.

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Department of Community and Global Health welcomes 7 new master students, 6 new Ph.D. students, and 1 research student in April 2020.

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New papers published.

Impact of Haemophilus influenzae type b combination vaccination on asthma symptoms and pneumonia in 5-year-old children in rural Bangladesh: a longitudinal study and comparison with a previous cross-sectional study.

Takeuchi H, Hasan SMT, Zaman K, Takanashi S, Hore SK, Yeasmin S, Ahmad SM, Alam MJ, Jimba M, Iwata T, Khan MA.
Respir Res. 2021 Feb 3;22(1):35.

Parental migration and psychological well-being of left-behind adolescents in Western Nepal.

Kharel M, Akira S, Kiriya J, Ong KIC, Jimba M.
PLoS One. 2021 Jan 28;16(1):e0245873.

Factors associated with breast cancer screening intention in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.

Bhandari D, Shibanuma A, Kiriya J, Hirachan S, Ong KIC, Jimba M.
PLoS One. 2021 Jan 22;16(1):e0245856.

Nurse-Led Mobile Phone Voice Call Reminder and On-Time Antiretroviral Pills Pick-Up in Nepal: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Ayer R, Poudel KC, Kikuchi K, Ghimire M, Shibanuma A, Jimba M.
AIDS Behav. 2021 Jan 3. doi: 10.1007/s10461-020-03122-7.

Effective school-based preventive interventions for alcohol use in Africa: a systematic review.

Tomokawa S, Miyake K, Akiyama T, Makino Y, Nishio A, Kobayashi J, Jimba M, Ayi I, Njenga SM, Asakura T.
Afr Health Sci. 2020 Sep;20(3):1397-1406.

Exploring health literacy and its associated factors among Palestinian university students: a cross-sectional study.

Sarhan MBA, Fujii Y, Kiriya J, Fujiya R, Giacaman R, Kitamura A, Jimba M.
Health Promot Int. 2020 Nov 3:daaa089.

"Are Filipinos Aging Well?": Determinants of Subjective Well-Being among Senior Citizens of the Community-Based ENGAGE Study.

Carandang RR, Shibanuma A, Asis E, Chavez DC, Tuliao MT, Jimba M.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Oct 20;17(20):7636.

Seeking connection: a mixed methods study of mental well-being and community volunteerism among international migrants in Japan.

Miller R, Ong KIC, Choi S, Shibanuma A, Jimba M.
BMC Public Health. 2020 Aug 20;20(1):1272. doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-09381-2.

Positive Deviance for Dual-Method Promotion among Women in Uganda: A Qualitative Study.

Kosugi H, Shibanuma A, Kiriya J, Ong KIC, Mucunguzi S, Muzoora C, Jimba M.Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Jul 12;17(14):E5009.

Psychometric properties of an Arabic-language health literacy assessment scale for adolescents (HAS-A-AR) in Palestine.

Sarhan MBA, Shannon HS, Fujiya R, Jimba M, Giacaman R.
BMJ Open. 2020 Jun 21;10(6):e034943.

Depressed mood, suicidal behaviors, and health risk behaviors among youths in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: the 2017 CNMI Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

Sakamoto JL, Shibanuma A, Jimba M.
BMC Public Health. 2020 Apr 15;20(1):489.

Factors determining job satisfaction of malaria community microscopists in Palawan, the Philippines: a cross-sectional mixed-methods study.

Matsumoto-Takahashi ELA, Tongol-Rivera P, Villacorte EA, Angluben RU, Jimba M, Kano S.
Int Health. 2020 Apr 14. pii: ihaa015.

Tobacco use and E-cigarette regulation: Perspectives of University Students in the Asia-Pacific.

Wipfli H, Bhuiyan MR, Qin X, Gainullina Y, Palaganas E, Jimba M, Saito J, Ernstrom K, Raman R, Withers M.
Addict Behav. 2020 Mar 28;107:106420.

Effectiveness of peer counseling, social engagement, and combination interventions in improving depressive symptoms of community-dwelling Filipino senior citizens.

Carandang RR, Shibanuma A, Kiriya J, Vardelon KR, Asis E, Murayama H, Jimba M.
PLoS One. 2020 Apr 1;15(4):e0230770.

Positive deviance for dual-method promotion among women in Uganda: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial.

Kosugi H, Shibanuma A, Kiriya J, Ong KIC, Mucunguzi S, Muzoora C, Jimba M.
Trials. 2020 March 17;21:270.

Dissemination and implementation of the e-MCH H andbook, UNRWA's newly released maternal and child health mobile application: a cross-sectional study.

Nasir S, Goto R, Kitamura A, Alafeef S, Ballout G, Hababeh M, Kiriya J, Seita A, Jimba M.
BMJ Open. 2020 Mar 9;10(3):e034885.

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.

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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.