WKC Forum“Role of Assistive Technology in Rapid Ageing in Asia and the World”

The WHO Centre for Health Development (WHO Kobe Centre) is organizing an open public Forum “Role of Assistive Technology in Rapid Ageing in Asia and the World” on 24 August, 2017 at the Kobe International Conference Center.

The 11th International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (i-CREATe 2017) to be held on August 22–24, 2017 in Kobe. The i-CREATe will be featuring innovative technology, equipment, applications, techniques and materials applied in the field of Assistive & Rehabilitative Technology. It is also a stage for technical exchanges to share ideas and best practices in the disabilities field from across the countries.

Taking this great opportunity, WKC will organize a half-day WKC forum.

Meeting the health, welfare and social care needs of older people in low and middle income countries

This call for papers is jointly organised by the journal Health Policy and Planning and the WHO Kobe Centre for Health and Development (WKC), with the support of the WHO Health Workforce Department, the WHO Service Delivery Department, and the WHO Ageing and Life course Department. It is financially supported by the WHO Kobe Center.

The title of the supplement is Meeting the health, welfare and social care needs of older people in low and middle income countries (LMICS) through innovations and enhanced human capital.

Inviting empirical research on innovations in meeting the health, welfare and social needs of older populations in low and middle income countries, and relevant research from high-income countries that is transferable across settings (with use of technology as a particular cross-cutting theme).

Research to accelerate Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in light of population ageing in ASEAN Countries

ASEAN Japan Health Ministers Meeting was held in Tokyo on 15 July, 2017, hosted and organized by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan in collaboration with WHO Centre for Health Development (WHO Kobe Centre) and ASEAN Secretariat. A joint statement was adopted at the end of the Meeting including support for ASEAN-Japan UHC Initiative.

The initiative outlines a role for WHO Kobe Centre for leading research on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Population Ageing among ASEAN countries. WHO Kobe Centre is therefore pleased to launch a new research program to enable continued ASEAN-Japan collaboration in its “Call for Letters-of-Intent (LOI) - Research to accelerate Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in light of population ageing in ASEAN Countries”. We welcome proposals from academia in ASEAN nations.

Submission deadline: 15 September 2017, 17:00 JST

“Kobe Model” of Early Detection and Management for Dementia

WHO Kobe Centre and Kobe University announced that the research protocols of “An Implementation Research Study in Kobe Municipality, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, for Strategy Proposal to Reduce the Social Burden of Dementia” have been reviewed and approved by the WHO Research Ethics Review Committee and other local committees, and the research process will start on August 1.

WHO Kobe Centre is supporting Kobe University and key partners to conduct a three year project, with support by Kobe City, to conduct an analysis of health data of approximately 80000 Kobe citizens in their 70s, collected by Kobe municipality through its routine Kihon Checklist (KCL) survey.

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