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The Sasakawa Peace Foundation Presents a Workshop on the Great East Japan Earthquake
"Toward Public Health Sector Recovery: Lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami" on March 11, 2013

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How should those in charge of health-care and public health administration react when a large-scale disaster causes extensive damage to medical institutions and administrative infrastructure?

Over a period of 18 months immediately after the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Center for Community Health, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, has been engaged in an SPF grant-funded project entitled 'Toward Public Health Sector Recovery: Lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.' It is the first of its kind worldwide, to produce detailed film and digital footage of the ever-changing situation and needs in public health at the scene of a natural disaster. As a result, it has been possible to obtain data pertaining not only to the short term medical response, but also long term efforts within the public health system and means of strengthening the function of administrative staff involved in reconstructing the public health system after a disaster.

In the interests of presenting the issues clarified in the project regarding public health and crisis management both in Japan and overseas, a workshop was held. Among those attending were Tadashi Ishii, a professor at Tohoku University Hospital (formerly of Ishinomaki Red Cross Hospital), who has long worked on the front lines at the regions hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake, and Dr. Arturo M Pesigan of the WHO Kobe Center, who has long been involved with disaster support in the Asia Pacific Region, among many other experts in the field of public health.
Dates & Time:
Monday, March 11, 2013, 15:00 to 18:30 (Registration opens at 14:30)
Venue:
2nd Floor Conference Room, Nippon Foundation Building
1-2-2, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8523
Program
Workshop on the Great East Japan Earthquake
“Toward Public Health Sector Recovery: Lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami”
15:00 to 15:10Opening remarks:
Junko Chano, Executive Director of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation
15:10 to 15:40  Keynote Speech:
Dr. Arturo M Pesigan
WHO Centre for Health Development
Public health recovery after natural disasters: Principles and challenges
15:40 to 16:10 Speech by Prof. Hitoshi Oshitani
Professor of Department of Virology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Vice Director of Center for Community Health
“Findings from the project”
16:10 to 16:30 DVD screening, Ms. Mari Sato
Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
16:45 to 17:45 Comments from public health experts
Prof. Tadashi Ishii
Professor, Tohoku University Hospital
“Experiences and Challenges in Ishinomaki medical region”

Dr. Hitoshi Murakami
Bureau of International Medical Cooperation, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Japan
“Lessons learned in Higashi Matsushima-city”

Prof. Toshiyuki Ojima
Professor, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine
“Challenges for the Japanese Public Health System”

Dr. Yasuhiro Kanatani
Department of Health Crisis Management, National Institute of Public Health
“A Public Health System for Natural Disaster Responses in Japan”
17:45 to 18:30Panel Discussion and Q&A session
Moderator: Prof. Hitoshi Oshitani
18:30Close
Language:
English/Japanese, with simultaneous interpretation
Notes
  • Contact:
    Ms. M. Kato, Ms. Okamoto
    Tel: 03-6229-5437 Fax: 03-6229-5473
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation Presents a Workshop on the Great East Japan Earthquake
"Toward Public Health Sector Recovery: Lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami" on March 11, 2013

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