Global Health Policy

Global Health Policy

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  • Week 1 - Global Health Policy and Governance
    There are four modules in this lecture series. We will start with key issues in current global health policy and governance. The year 2015 reminded political leaders and the public that people’s safety is a genuine challenge at a time of disease epidemics, ter...
  • Week 2 - Pandemics and Health Security Responses
    In this module, we will explore the relationship between universal health coverage, disasters and pandemics. We will learn how to measure and understand the spread of infectious diseases, and how to respond to them. We will also consider the conditions necessa...
  • Week 3 - Universal Health Coverage in the Context of Aging
    In Module 3, we will introduce the basic concept of universal health coverage (UHC), some technical aspects of health financing, and methods for measuring and improving UHC systems. We will also discuss the challenges to UHC posed by aging and development, inc...
  • Week 4 - The Future of Japan's Health System: Sustaining Good Health with Equity at Low Cost
    One of the central themes in today’s global health policy is the achievement of universal health coverage (UHC). The recent Ebola crisis has indicated that not only responses, but preparedness is key to tackling health emergencies. There is a growing consensus...




Hiroshi Nishiura
Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University
(Former Affiliation) Associate Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo

Stuart Gilmour
Professor, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Graduate School of Public Health, St. Luke's International University
(Former Affiliation) Associate Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo

Kenji Shibuya
Professor and Chair
Department of Global Health Policy, Graduate School of Medicine


The University of Tokyo was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. As a leading research university, UTokyo offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum of academic activity.


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