Bureau of International Health Cooperation, The National Center for Global Health and Medicine
Ikuma Nozaki is an expert on public health especially in the area of infectious disease control and laboratory services. I have belonged to National Center for Global Health and Medicine in Japan since 2000, which is a core institution of Japan’s international health cooperation. I have been working in the area of global health especially on policy making and management. My recent activities include technical adviser for Zambian Ministry of Health on ART expansion from 2007 to 2010 and technical adviser for infectious disease control and laboratory services in Myanmar from 2013 to 2018. In addition, I was seconded to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Japan in 2012, as a Deputy Director of International Affairs Division, to contribute for the policy making on global health.
I received the B.E. degree in chemical engineering from the Doshisya University in 1993, the M.D. degree from Shisyu University School of Medicine in 2000, and Ph.D. degrees from the Kyorin University School of Medicine in 2013. I studied global health in Harvard School of Public Health as Takemi Fellow 2011-2012. Recently, I was appointed as Visiting Associate Professor of Nagasaki University.
I was the recipient of the Japan Association for International Health, Young Professional Award in 2011, and Takemi Incentive Award in 2013.
I am supervising a Master’s Thesis.
MD, MPH, PhD
I obtained the degree of medical doctor in 1989 and PhD in 2000 from Toho University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan. I obtained my Master of Public Health at Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, United States, in 2004.
I am a pediatrician and Director, Division of Global Health Policy and Research, National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM), Japan. I lead research programs in seroepidemiology of vaccine preventable diseases in Southeast Asian countries and evaluates immunization programs. I mainly worked in Bhutan, P. R. China, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, and Vietnam in the field of routine immunization, polio eradication, and supplementary immunization activities.
I am a member of the National Verification Committee (NVC) for measles and rubella elimination in Japan since 2013, and contributed the country successfully verified as measles free by WPRO in 2015.