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Masamine Jimba

Masamine Jimba Masamine Jimba
Department of Community and Global Health
Graduate School of Medicine
The University of Tokyo
Japan
Biography

Masamine Jimba is  a Professor at the Department of International Community Health, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo. He studied public health, in particular environmental health and international health, in the National Institute of Public Health in Japan and at Harvard School of Public Health. In terms of his practical experiences, He started to conduct health promotion activities in developing countries when he worked as a WHO Health Coordinator for the Gaza Strip and the West Bank from 1994 to 1996. From 1996 to 2001, he implemented health promotion programs in rural Nepal, using a community development approach, as a Public Health Expert of the Japan International Cooperation Agency. Since 2002, he have conducted activities to promote school health in Laos and Cambodia as well as healthy nutrition and clean water in Vietnam. With respect to his academic activities, he have translated Green and Kreuter’s ‘Health Promotion Planning’ into Japanese twice (2nd and 4th ed) and have taught health promotion at different universities and other organizations. Currently, he is one of faculty members of the Centre for International Health & Human Rights Studies. He is also the co-editor-in-chief of the 'Tropical Medicine and Health', the official journal of Japanese Society of Tropical Medicine. He is involved as a board member in different organizations: the Japan Association for International Health as well as the Japanese Society of Health Education and Promotion. My current research interests are: health promotion, school health, health and human rights, conflict and health, health and development, and HIV/AIDS.

Research Interest

Professor Jimba became interested in global health after being influenced by the Japanese global health pioneers during his medical student days in Hamamatsu city. His internship in South India in those days also motivated his later work in this field. After graduation, he worked in the Takayama Red Cross Hospital as a physician for two years, and then worked in the National Institute of Public Health in Tokyo and the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston as an air pollution researcher for seven years. Then, for two years between 1994 and 1996, he worked as the WHO Health Coordinator for Gaza Strip and the West Bank, during which time he encountered various human rights issues. Following this in 1996, he worked on-site as team leader of the 'Nepal School and Community Health Project' set up by JICA and the Japan Medical Association for five years in Nepal. Following his return to Japan in 2002, he started to conduct global health research and teach graduate students at the University of Tokyo

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