Professor Hiroyuki Moriuchi

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Masters Programme


  • 1984 M. D., summa cum laude, Nagasaki University School of Medicine
  • 1988-90 Research Fellow in Virus Laboratory, Sendai National Hospital, Japan
  • 1990-99 Visiting Fellow, Visiting Associate, and Staff Scientist in the NIAID, NIH, USA
  • 1994-99 Clinical Staff in the Clinical Center, NIH, USA
  • 1996 Young Investigator Award (American Society for Microbiology)
  • 1999- Professor and Head, Department of Pediatrics, Nagasaki University School of Medicine
  • 2002- Professor, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • 2010 Principal Investigator, Standardization of Health Guidance for Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of Human T-cell Leukemia Virus type I (sponsored by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)
  • 2011- Committee on Prevention of Human T-cell Leukemia Virus type I Infection (MHLW, Japan)
  • 2012- Advisor, Association for Congenital Toxoplasma and Cytomegalovirus Infections


Children account for the majority of victims of infectious diseases. Until recently, approximately 10 million children under age five had passed away every year, and two thirds of them died from infectious diseases. More than two million of them could have been saved by vaccination. Besides, many children acquire devastating pathogens from their mothers, despite the fact that appropriate management of pregnant women should be able to reduce such victims. As a pediatrician, I would like to appeal to you concerning what we should do to prevent such tragedies.