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Visiting Professor Hidechika AKASHI

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Visiting Professor Norio Ohmagari

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Visiting Professor Shigeyuki KANO

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Visiting Professor Yasuo SUGIURA

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Visiting Professor Tamotsu NAKASA

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Visiting Professor Masahiko HACHIYA

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Qualifications

MD, MPH, PhD

 

Background

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.

 

Five MOST IMPORTANT/INTERESTING recent publications

  1. Okabayashi H, Komada K, Kidokoro M, Kitamura T, Miyano S, Ito T, Phounphenghak K, Pathammavong C, Murano K, Nagai M, Mori Y, Komase K, Xeuatvongsa A, Takeda M, Hachiya M. Seroprevalence of mumps before the introduction of mumps-containing vaccine in Lao PDR: results from a nationwide cross-sectional population-based survey. BMC Res Notes. 2019; 12: 155.
  2. Nozaki I, Hachiya M, Kitamura T. Factors influencing basic vaccination coverage in Myanmar: secondary analysis of 2015 Myanmar demographic and health survey data. BMC Pub Health. 2019; 19: 242.
  3. Kitamura T, Bouakhasith V, Phounphenghack K, Pathammavong C, Xeuatvongsa A, Norizuki M, Okabayashi H, Mori Y, Machida M, Hachiya M. Assessment of temperatures in the vaccine cold chain in two provinces in Lao People’s Democratic Republic: a cross-sectional pilot study. BMC Res Notes. 2018; 11: 261.
  4. Hachiya M, Miyano S, Mori Y, Vynnycky E, Keungsaneth P, Vongphrachanh P, Xeuatvongsa A, Sisouk T, Som-Oulay V, Khamphaphongphane B, Sengkeopaseuth B, Pathammavong C, Phounphenghak K, Kitamura T, Takeda M, Komase K. Evaluation of nationwide supplementary immunization in Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Population-based seroprevalence survey of anti-measles and anti-rubella IgG in children and adults, mathematical modelling and a stability testing of the vaccine. PLoS ONE. 2018 29; 13: e0194931
  5. Miyakawa M, Shimizu T, Nguyen Van Dat, Phung Thanh, Pham Thi Phuong Thuy, Nguyen Thi Hoang Anh, Nguyen Huu Chau, Matsushita Y, Kajio H, Vien Quang Mai, Hachiya M. Prevalence, perception and factors associated with diabetes mellitus among the adult population in central Vietnam: a population-based, cross-sectional seroepidemiological survey. BMC Public Health 2017 5; 17: 298.

Visiting Professor Masami FUJITA

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Visiting Professor Tetsuya MIZOUE

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Visiting Professor Chiaki MIYOSHI

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Visiting Professor Hitoshi MURAKAMI

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Visiting Associate Professor Ikuma NOZAKI

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Qualifications

MD, PhD

Research gate or Linked-in account links

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ikuma_Nozaki

Affiliation(s)

Bureau of International Health Cooperation, The National Center for Global Health and Medicine

Background

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.

Teaching

I am supervising a Master’s Thesis.

Research

  • Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) awareness survey in Myanmar
  • Tuberculosis (TB) data system development in Myanmar
  • Development of health equity assessment tool based on social epidemiological survey for older adults in Myanmar

The country/countries where you work currently

Myanmar, Zambia

Five MOST IMPORTANT/INTERESTING recent publications

  1. Nozaki I, Hachiya M, Kitamura T. Factors influencing basic vaccination coverage in Myanmar: secondary analysis of 2015 Myanmar demographic and health survey data. BMC Public Health. 2019;19(1):242.
  2. Nozaki I, Tone Y, Yamanaka J, Uryu H, Shimizu-Motohashi Y, Sato N, Matsushita T, A Case of Malignant Melanoma Arising in Mediastinal Malignant Teratoma, Case Reports in Pediatrics, vol. 2018, Article ID 1306824, 5 pages, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/1306824.
  3. Nozaki I, Wada K, Utsunomiya O, Public views of health insurance in Japan during the era of attaining universal health coverage: a secondary analysis of an opinion poll on health insurance in 1967. Journal of Public Health Research 2017; 6: 884: 44-48
  4. Aung T, Nozaki I, Nwe Oo N, Kyu Swe K, Wada K, Yoshihara N. Reducing the risk of HIV transmission through blood transfusion in the National Blood Center, Myanmar. ISBT Science Series 2015; 10: 27-30.
  5. Kyaw LL, Nozaki I, Wada K, Oo KY, Tin HH, Yoshihara N. Lessons from the field: Ensuring accurate testing for human immunodeficiency virus in Myanmar. Bull World Health Organ 2015; 93: 42-46.

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