Masamine Jimba PhD, MD

Regional Vice President

Masamine Jimba is a professor and chair in the Department of Community and Global Health at the Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo. He studied at Japan’s National Institute of Public Health and the Harvard School of Public Health. His practical experience includes disease control and health promotion activities in low- and middle-income countries, first as a WHO Health Coordinator for the Gaza Strip and the West Bank from 1994 to 1996. From 1996 to 2001, he implemented health promotion programs in rural Nepal, using a community development approach, as a public health expert with the Japan International Cooperation Agency. In 2002, he came back to Japan to have a base in the university and has been working on health projects in Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. His current research interests include health promotion, global health policy, health and development, and maternal, newborn and child health.


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