WHO Kobe Centre New Research Forum @ HAT Kobe Health Fair

World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization.
It provides us with a unique opportunity to mobilize action around a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world.
The theme of our 2018 World Health Day campaign is Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

Universal health coverage is about ensuring all people can get quality health services, where and when they need them, without suffering financial hardship. No one should have to choose between good health and other life necessities. The WHO Kobe Centre (WKC) conducts research, fosters innovative solutions, and translates them into policies and actions to achieve sustainable universal health coverage, in particular in light of population ageing and demographic transition.

To celebrate World Health Day and commemorate the 20th anniversary of the KBIC: KOBE Biomedical Innovation Cluster, WKC and Kobe City will jointly organize an open, public Forum – the “HAT Kobe Fair” at WKC and JICA Kansai in HAT Kobe.

At the WKC office, we will organize a presentation showcasing the new centre’s research on UHC and Ageing (details attached). We will also organize the tours of the WHO Kobe Centre.

At JICA Kansai, the Olympic athlete, Mr Nobuharu Asahara, will give a lecture about “Keep challenging, and get a chance”. For more details, please visit the Fair website (Japanese only).

Commemorating the WHD/20th anniversary of the KBIC
HAT Kobe Health Fair

Time: 7 April, 2018 10:00-16:00 (WKC venue 10:00-17:00)
Venue: WHO Kobe Centre
(1-5-1 Wakinohama Kaigandori, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture)
JICA Kansai International Center
(1-5-2 Wakinohama Kaigandori, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture)

WHO Kobe Centre New Research Forum Programme:

@ WHO Kobe Centre 10:00-12:00
“The science about how to manage hospitalizations so as not to bedridden”

Dr Fumihiro Tajima, Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine,
Wakayama Medical University

“Research and perspectives about assistive technology in an aging society”
Dr Ryuichi Saura, Director and Professor, Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Comprehensive Medicine, Osaka Medical College

“Measurement of rehabilitation effect of older persons”
Dr Akira Kido, Professor and Director, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine,
Nara Medical University Hospital

“Kobe Dementia Project: Devising new strategies to strengthen health systems”
Dr Yoji Nagai, Professor, Clinical & Translational Research Center, Kobe University

“Development of Specific Care Strategies to Maintain and Recover Survivors’ Health after Disasters”
Dr Aiko Yamamoto, Professor, Research Institute of Nursing Care for People and Community, University of Hyogo

12:30-12:50
WHO Kobe Centre Tour/Presentation (1)


15:00-15:20
WHO Kobe Centre Tour/Presentation (2)


Registration at JICA Kansai required for the WHO Kobe Centre Tour/Presentation
Free of charge