Dr Masato Mugitani
Board Chair, Global Health Workforce Alliance and Assistant Minister for Global Health, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan
Dr Masato MUGITANI, Assistant Minister for Global Health, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan, is the Chair of the Board for the Global Health Workforce Alliance. Dr Mugitani is a medical doctor with professional and profound engagement in the global health, pandemic Influenza response, cancer policies, medical system and public health policies at global, regional and national level.
Dr Mugitani has demonstrated strong and committed leadership in global health, including Chair of the Committee A at the 63rd World Health Assembly in 2010, Chair of the 2010 APEC Health Working Group (1st and 2nd meeting), and Vice-chair of the Open-Ended working group of Member States on Pandemic Influenza Preparedness from 2010. He has also been serving as a board member of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and a senior official member of Global Health Security Action Group (GHSAG).
He has been keenly interested in Health System Strengthening with special emphasis on Health Workforces, demonstrating his capacity to liaise with global health partners and achieve consensus on difficult public health issues through his strong public speaking and health diplomacy skills. He has an excellent management ability and strategic visions to ensure effective functioning and performance-focused decision making to find solutions to health workforce crises.