Myanmar Today, as Seen through Healthcare—Exploring Japan’s Potential
On June 29 to July 5, 2014, JCIE organized a press tour that brought a delegation of journalists from Japan to several locations in Myanmar to examine the country’s development through the lens of the country’s healthcare system. The tour was conducted as part of JCIE’s Global Health and Human Security program and aimed to revitalize the domestic dialogue within Japan about how it can contribute to global health.
JCIE selected Myanmar as the destination for the first year of the program in light of that country’s rapid democratization and economic reform in recent years, the accelerated pace of Japan’s investments there, and the priority position it holds in Japan’s ODA programs. During the tour, participants observed urban hospitals as well as rural grassroots initiatives, while also meeting with local health officials, healthcare and development experts, and journalists.
“Myanmaa to Nihon (5)—’Mendomi no yosa’ hyoban teichaku” (August 28,2014)
“Myanmaa to Nihon (4)—Nyugan kenshin ‘yushutsu’ no kokoromi” (August 27, 2014)
“Myanmaa to Nihon (3)—Genba aruite mararia taisaku” (August 28, 2014)
“Myanmaa to Nihon (2)—Nyujiki no shien ni juten ni utsusu” (August 25, 2014)
“Myanmaa to Nihon (1)—Boshi hoken suishinin wo donyu” (August 22, 2014)
Editorial: “Tojokoku no iryo ni Nihon no chie wo” (August 27, 2014)
“Kantan de wa nai iryo yushutsu” (July 21, 2014)
“Akachan to hahaoya no inochimamori, osan sasaeru ‘bosuisan’ Myanmaa ni hirogaru” (September 17, 2014)
“Myanmaa: Ishi-busoku oginau borantia, chiho de jumin katsuyaku” (August 23, 2014)
“(@Yangon) Nihonjin mo hitoyaku, Myanmaa hoken iryo”（August 16, 2014)
The exchange between journalists from Japan and Myanmar was covered in Myanmar’s weekly publication, Health Digest (July 9, 2014; vol. 11, no. 39).