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(Upcoming event) Evening Seminar -Diverse Careers in Global Health-


In this evening’s seminar, we will hear from Robert Marten about his varied career engaged in global health policy and strategy planning where he experienced the importance of finding common ground with various stakeholders while working with a number of organizations including NGOs, WHO and national governments of various countries. Finally, we will discuss the need for Japan’s continued involvement in global health and how to develop professional global health careers.

■ Date & Time: Tuesday, March 6, 19:00-20:15 (Doors open 18:30)
■ Venue: EGG JAPAN (10th floor, Shin-Marunouchi Building, 1-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
■ Speaker: Mr. Robert Marten
(Visiting Fellow and Council on Foreign Affairs (CFR) HITACHI Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE))
■ Language: English only (No Japanese interpretation will be available)
■ Participation Fee: 1,000 JPY (500 JPY with a Students ID)
 Prospected Participants: Young professionals or university and graduate level students in the fields of medicine, public policy, international affairs, public health, international health and other fields with an interest in global health are welcome to apply (international students are also welcome, approximately 60 participants in total).

*Registration will close at 10:00, February 26. Participants will be selected by a draw of lots and will be informed of the result by the end of February 26. We appreciate your understanding on this matter.

**After your registration is completed, a confirmation e-mail will be sent automatically to your e-mail address. If you do not receive it, please send us an e-mail at info@hgpi.org or contact us at 03-4243-7156.

***Please inform us if you would like to cancel by 18:00, February 27. If you cancel after this time, we reserve the right to collect a cancellation fee.

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were replaced in 2016 by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which now provide the global framework for development activities through 2030. Importantly, SDG 3 aims "to ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages.” Towards this end, the concept of Universal Health Coverage (UHC)* continues to attract attention. 

In December of last year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Ministry of Finance, World Bank, World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), International Health Partnership for UHC2030 (UHC2030) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), together sponsored the “UHC Forum 2017”. Here, the Tokyo Declaration on Universal Health Coverage was adopted, raising expectations for Japanese leadership on this critical goal.

In 2015 the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare released the " Japan Vision: Health Care 2035" report, which highlighted the importance of nurturing global health leaders in Japan to contribute to global health. With this call to action, the National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM), in 2017, founded the Human Resource Strategy Center for Global Health; an institution tasked with the promotion of human resource development in Japan to contribute towards solving global health issues.
*UHC: a concept to ensure everyone has access to the quality healthcare 
services they need, without suffering financial hardships

 Program: (Honorifics and titles omitted) 
18:30- Doors open
19:00-19:05 Opening Remarks
19:05-19:45 Lecture: Future of Global Health and Lessons from the Ground
Mr. Robert Marten 
(HITACHI Fellow, Council on Foreign Affairs (CFR)/ Visiting Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE))
19:45-20:10 Open Discussion
20:10-20:15 Closing Remarks
Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa 
(Chairman, HGPI)
*detail subject to change
■ Biography:
Robert is currently a Visiting Fellow and a Council on Foreign Affairs (CFR) Hitachi Fellow at the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) in Tokyo, Japan where he is researching Japan’s engagement in global health. Before this, Robert spent 18 months in Sierra Leone with the World Health Organization coordinating efforts to strengthen the country’s health system post-Ebola.

Before serving in Sierra Leone, he worked at the Rockefeller Foundation in New York where managed a more than $20-million grant portfolio focused on global health policy for close to six years. Robert coordinated research and advocacy efforts to embed health systems and UHC within the post-2015 development agenda. He previously consulted with the World Bank, the World Health Organization, and German Technical Cooperation in Zambia and South Africa. Robert has published articles in the Lancet, Health Policy and Planning and the WHO Bulletin amongst others. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Global Health Council, and is on the editorial board of Global Health Governance and Globalization and Health.

Before this experience, Robert was a research assistant with the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin from 2007-2008. Robert's past experience also includes work in Vietnam and Burma with Volunteers-in-Asia, UN Volunteers, SwissContact, USAID, the Vietnam Education Foundation, CARE, the Vietnamese government and the Netherlands Medical Committee.

Robert received a bachelor’s degree from McGill University, a master’s degree in public policy from the Hertie School of Governance, a certificate in global health effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health, a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University, and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

■ Organizer: Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI)

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Exhibition date 2018-03-06
Registration deadline 2018-02-26
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