Report Child Health

About Child Health

Establishing a system to provide children with physical and mental health support from society as a whole as they grow and develop is an urgent issue for Japan’s future.

While neonatal and infant mortality rates in Japan are among the best in the world, there are serious health problems rooted in socioeconomic factors such as poverty, abuse, and suicide.

Issues such as the growing rate of mental health disorders, the percentage of low-weight births, and children in medical care due to advances in technology, are all issues that require society-wide action to address.

HGPI conducts surveys and research and generates policy proposals to advance effective policies and to contribute to realizing seamless healthcare and welfare services as outlined in the Basic Law for Child and Maternal Health and Child Development.