WKC Forum: 23 September 2017
“Think about Health For All with the WHO Kobe Centre”

Kobe city

A longer life brings with it many opportunities -- such as taking up new –education, study, or even a work career. Yet, the extent of these opportunities and contributions depends heavily on one factor: health. Will people remain healthy as they age? Promoting healthy ageing and staying healthy requires policies and legislation that create healthy environments and communities – environments that enable people to easily make healthy choices.

City of Kobe just launched a new policy of “Health Innovation City Kobe” in July 2017. They established the network for “Health Innovation City Kobe” through councils consisting of academia, professional organizations, local governments, and the private sector. The policy targets prevention of disease by using big health data, and increasing health literacy through capacity building programmes. WKC is a part of this important network.

As part of the kick-off event of the new policy, WKC and Kobe city are jointly organizing an open public forum on September 23, 2017, at Kobe Port Pia hotel. Dr Sarah Louise Barber, Director, and Dr Ryoma Kayano, Technical Officer, WHO Kobe Centre, will talk about WKC’s new programs of research.

Free of charge. Registration is required. (Kobe city registration desk Tel: 078-333-3372)

“Think about Health For All with the WHO Kobe Centre”

Time:23 September 2017 (13:00-17:00)
Venue:Kobe Portpia Hotel
10-1, 6 Chome, Minatojima Nakamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0046, Hyogo
TEL 078-302-1111
Organized by:WHO Kobe Centre and Kobe City


Mr Kizo Hisamoto, Mayor, City of Kobe

“WKC’s new research – UHC, Innovations, and Ageing”
Dr Sarah Louise Barber, Director, WHO Kobe Centre

“Kobe Dementia Study”
Dr Ryoma Kayano, Technical Officer, WHO Kobe Centre

“Kobe City’s approach on Dementia”
Prof Kiyoshi Maeda, Kobe City (Kobe Gakuin University)

"Health Innovation City Kobe"
Prof Haruhiko Kikuchi/Chair, Council for Health Innovation City Kobe

"Life-long and Health Promotion"
Prof Koji Kawakami, Kyoto University