The Roles of Germany and Japan in Global Health IV

October 19, 2021
Berlin and Online

As part of the World Health Summit 2022, over 50 Japanese and German global health experts, politicians, and policy experts came together on October 19 for a hybrid event hosted at the Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB) to discuss key global health issues. This dialogue highlighted the lessons learned from Germany’s G7 presidency as well as the opportunities for bilateral cooperation as the baton is passed to Japan to host the G7 in 2023. 

The event, titled “The Roles of Germany and Japan in Global Health,” was the fourth in its series, and was co-hosted by JCIE and JDZB in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Health of Germany and the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare of Japan as well as supported by the National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM), the Tokyo Institute for Global Health Policy Research (iGHP), and the Hiroshima G7 Global Health Task Force.

Satoshi Ezoe at the German-Japanese global health dialogue
Ilona Kickbusch at the German-Japanese Global Health Dialogue

Greetings
Dr. Julia MÜNCH (Secretary General, JDZB)

Welcome Remarks
H.E. Hidenao YANAGI (Ambassador, Embassy of Japan in Germany)

Dr. Thomas STEFFEN (State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health)

Introduction of Main Organizers
Introduction of moderators by Prof. Dr. Ilona KICKBUSCH (Council Chair, WHS) and Mr. Akio OKAWARA (President & CEO, JCIE)

Introduction of Hiroshima G7 Global Health Task Force by Prof. Keizo TAKEMI (Member, House of Councillors; Senior Fellow, JCIE)

Achievements and Remaining Challenges of G7 2022
Chair: Prof. Dr. Ilona KICKBUSCH

Short presentation Paul ZUBEIL (Deputy Director General for European and International Health Politics / Head of G7 Global Health Taskforce, Federal Ministry of Health

Discussion

Draft Pillars of the Recommendations by the Hiroshima G7 Global Health Task Force
Chair: Mr. Akio OKAWARA

Short presentation by Task Force Director Prof. Hideaki SHIROYAMA (Professor, University of Tokyo), supplemented by thematic group leads, Dr. Osamu KUNII (Executive Director and CEO, GHIT Fund) and Dr. Chieko IKEDA (Director General, Bureau of International Health Cooperation, NCGM) 

Discussion

How to Take These Agendas Forward
Chair: Prof. Dr. Ilona KICKBUSCH

Short presentation by Dr. Satoshi EZOE (Director, Global Health Strategy Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Open discussion and proposals by participants

Closing Session
Chair: Mr. Akio OKAWARA

Closing remarks by
Minister Katsunobu KATO (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan) by video message

Minister Prof. Dr. Karl LAUTERBACH (Federal Ministry of Health, Germany)

PARTICIPANTS (in alphabetical order)

In Person

Rolf APWEILER

Director; European Molecular Biology Laboratory, European Bioinformatics Institute

Christophe BAYER

Head of Division Health Security, International Crisis Management; Federal Ministry of Health

Ingo BEHNEL

Director General for Central Services, European and International Health Policy; Federal Ministry of Health

Constanze BRINCKMANN

Senior Policy Advisor; Federal Ministry of Health

Julia ENGERT

Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Satoshi EZOE

Director, Global Health Strategy Division; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan

Roland GÖHDE

Chair of the Board; GHA – German Health Alliance

Johanna HANEFELD

Director and Head of Department Centre for International Health Protection (ZIG); Robert Koch Institute

Phoebe HOLDGRÜN

Head of Project Management; Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB)

Chikwe IHEKWEAZU

Director, WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence

Masaki INABA

Chair; Japan CSO Network on Global Health

Sarah JOHN

Program Coordinator; Global Solutions Initiative

Kenta KAWASE

First Secretary; Embassy of Japan in Germany

Ilona KICKBUSCH

Senior Distinguished Fellow; Graduate Institute Geneva

Tokiko KIYOTA

Deputy Secretary General; Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB)

Niklas KRAMER

Senior Policy Officer, Federal Ministry of Health

Osamu KUNII

Executive Director and CEO; Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund)

Leon LAU

Global Government Relations Lead; Wellcome Trust

Alicia LONGTHORNE

Senior Policy Officer; Federal Ministry of Health

Julia MÜNCH

Secretary General; Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB)

Haruka SAKAMOTO

Associate Professor; Department of Hygiene and Public Health, Tokyo Women’s Medical College

Thomas STEFFEN

State Secretary; Federal Ministry of Health

Ralf SUDBRAK

Interim Secretariat Lead; Global AMR R&D Hub

Wataru TAKAZAWA

First Secretary; Embassy of Japan in Germany

Brad TYTEL

Deputy Director; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Akihito WATABE

Program Manager; UHC2030

Tatjana WONNEBERG

Project Manager; Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB)

H.E. Hidenao YANAGI

Ambassador; Embassy of Japan in Germany

Paul ZUBEIL

Deputy Director-General Division Z2—European and International Health Politics / Head of G7 Global Health Taskforce; Federal Ministry of Health

Online

Keishi ABE

Senior Fellow; Institute for Policy Studies, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

Anne-Laure AUBERTIN

Manager, Donor Relations; The Global Fund

Till BÄRNIGHAUSEN

Director; Heidelberg Institute of Global Health (HIGH)

Takanori FUJITA

Project Lead; World Economic Forum

Natsuko HATANO

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Government of Japan

Eiji HINOSHITA

Senior Assistant Minister; Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Government of Japan

Anna-Katharina HORNIDGE

Director; German Institute of Development and Sustainability

Chieko IKEDA

Director General, Bureau of International Health Cooperation; National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM)

Swantje JAEGER-LINDEMANN

Senior Policy Advisor; Federal Ministry of Health

Yasushi KATSUMA

Director of Global Health Affairs & Governance; NCGM-iGHP

Georg KIPPELS

MP; Deutscher Bundestag

Sarah KRULL ABE

Section Head, Division of Prevention; National Cancer Center, Center for Public Health Sciences

Hiroshi MINAMI

Ambassador / Deputy Director-General; Office of Healthcare Policy, Cabinet Secretariat of Japan

Keisuke MORIMOTO

Deputy Director; Global Health Strategy Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Hiroki NAKATANI

Visiting Professor, Faculty of Medicine; Keio University

Yoshitaka NISHINO

Research Associate; Japan Center for International Exchange

Shuhei NOMURA

Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Department of Medical Policy and Management; Keio University School of Medicine

Akio OKAWARA

President & CEO; Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)

Takahiro OOMORI

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Government of Japan

Maiko OYA

Official; Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Government of Japan

Eiko SAITO

Senior Research Fellowship; National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM)

Masaharu SAITO

Senior Associate; Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)

Hideaki SAKAMOTO

Deputy Director; Cabinet Secretariat

Hideaki SHIROYAMA

Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy and Graduate School of Law and Politics; University of Tokyo

Tomoko SUZUKI

Chief Program Officer; Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)

Ayako TAKEMI

Consultant; World Health Organization

Keizo TAKEMI

Member, House of Councillors, Chair, Executive Committee on Global Health and Human Security; Senior Fellow, JCIE

 

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