GLOBAL HEALTH DIET ROUNDTABLE
JCIE launched the “Global Health Diet Roundtable” series in 2018 as part of its Global Health and Human Security program. The aim of this program is to assist a bipartisan group of young and emerging Diet members to deepen their understanding of global health issues (e.g., the threat of infectious diseases, health system strengthening, and health financing) by offering regular briefings from experts on each topic in the hope that they will play a future leadership role in the global health field.
On April 5, JCIE hosted its 6th Global Health Diet Roundtable, which was held online and attended by seven Diet members across multiple parties. Speakers discussed the current status of COVID-19 vaccine development around the world, background information on the vaccine development delays in Japan, and issues in the global COVID-19 response that Japan should address.
On April 21, JCIE held its Fifth Global Health Diet Roundtable where more than a dozen Diet members were briefed on the current global COVID-19 situation by World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific Regional Director, Takeshi Kasai. Dr. Kasai highlighted the importance of more well-thought-out testing strategies as well as the need for international cooperation on the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Global Health Diet Roundtable | Achieving the SDGs in Maternal and Child Health—The Global Financing Facility and Japan
JCIE held its 4th Global Health Diet Roundtable on the sidelines of the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7), convening six up-and-coming leaders of the Japanese Diet for a conversation with Dr. Muhammad Pate, Director of the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF).
Global Health Diet Roundtable | Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)―The Japanese Expertise Needed Now
The 3rd Global Health Diet Roundtable was held in cooperation with the Japan Alliance on Global NTDs (JAGntd) and SDGs Promise Japan, and focused on the topic of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
Dr. Kazuhiro Tateda of Toho University, who serves as president of both the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases and the Japanese Society for Clinical Microbiology, briefed eight legislators on the domestic and global issues involved with the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
JCIE’S inaugural Global Health Diet Roundtable convened six rising leaders in the Japanese Diet who are serving their first, second, or third terms, and it was organized as part of a roundtable series that is designed to engage up-and-coming legislators in discussions of global health and give them a chance to discuss key issues with domestic and international leaders in the field.