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(Event Report) Global Health Education Program (G-HEP) 2017

(Event Report) Global Health Education Program (G-HEP) 2017
In 2017, HGPI took the opportunity to collaborate with the University of Tokyo to revitalize a renewed program called “Global Health Education Program” with an enhanced focus on interactions among young generations of Japan and the world. G-HEP 2017 specifically focused on building new friendship and stronger partnership among youth of China and Japan. The program was conducted in English and took place in Tokyo, Japan and Beijing, China. 

Dates:
March 6 – 13, 2017

Schedule:
March 6th -7th : TOKYO, Japan
Orientation and skills training workshops featuring lectures.

March 8th -13th : BEIJING, China
Fieldwork, series of lectures, group work, and final presentations.

Venue:
Tokyo: The University of Tokyo Hongo Campus
Beijing: Peking University School of Public Health

Program Detail:
The goal of this program is to explore common ground of health issues in China and Japan in order to formulate innovative and collaborative problem-solving scheme through building new China-Japan partnership in health.  A series of lectures were conducted in Tokyo to enhance participants’ knowledge in four key global health areas, which are aging, non-communicable diseases, universal health coverage, and infectious diseases. Participants then spent five days in Beijing to broaden their perspectives and learn about China’s efforts in healthcare reform and global health initiatives through lectures and site visits.  

Through group work with Peking University students on assigned area, participants had the opportunity to think critically as future global health leaders and in turn achieved multinational and cross-sectional dialogue.

For the final presentation, each team identified an innovative solution to a proposed issue with a special focus on Japan and China partnership with mutual benefits.

Participants:
32 participants
16 university and graduate level students and young professionals from various backgrounds including medicine, law, nursing, public health, international health, and pharmaceutical company from Tokyo and 16 participants from Beijing. Because this program was conducted in English, English conversation and listening skills were required.

Co-organizers:
・Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI)
Department of Global Health Policy (GHP), Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
Global Health Innovation Policy Program (GHIPP), National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

Partner Schools in China:
・School of Public Health, Peking University
・Research Center for Public Health, Tsinghua University

Special Sponsor:
Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund)

Contact:
Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI)
Masa Takamatsu/Yuko Imamura

Exhibition date:2017-03-06

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