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Joji Sugawara

Vice President, Health and Global Policy Institute
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Mr. Joji Sugawara was born in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, and completed a Bachelor of Policy Studies at Chuo University, Japan, in 2014. Through his experience working in a non-profit organization and the Global Conference of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (GCPPD2016) for the 2016 Ise-Shima Summit convened by the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA), he has seen the importance of policy dialogue and discussions among members of the legislature at the domestic and global levels and policy decision-making process. He joined HGPI in October 2016 after completing the Global Health Entrepreneurship Program (GHE Program) at the University of Tokyo, Department of Global Health Policy, in 2015. He has planned and executed global expert meetings on access to medicines, health technology assessment (HTA), and antimicrobial resistance (AMR). He was also responsible for health policy human resource development programs such as the Global Health Education Program (G-HEP) and the Health Policy Academy. Currently, he is involved in the Planetary Health Project, an interdisciplinary and social movement about how the expansion of human activities has begun to have a significant impact on the Earth’s climate and ecosystems, which in turn, directly and indirectly, affects human health, as well as management planning, organizational operations, public relations projects using websites and social networking services, and fundraising through corporate and individual supporting members.