- MedPA -English-
What is MedPA?
Medical Bridges over the Asian Countries
Entering the “Triple Burden” Era
People in Asia face a Double Burden Era, where:
- Many people still suffer from acute infectious diseases such as TB, HIV, and influenza
- There is also an increase in patients with chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, kidney disease, cancer, and mental illnesses.
Moreover, apart from Japan and a few other countries, Asia is entering a Triple Burden Era, where health is adversely affected by barriers to access due to widening of the poverty gap, inadequate or lack of health insurance as well as growing aging populations.
In the near future, aging demographics will become an urgent issueJapan and China, India－ Same Aging Curve
Percentage of population aged 65 or over in each country or region (UN Data, intermediate forecast values)
About Medical Platform Asia
Medical Platform Asia is a public corporation, funded by individual and corporate membership fees, which was established in December 2009 to promote human and material exchange between Japan and Asia in the medical field.
Medical Platform Asia believes that collaborative efforts of a large number of health care professionals in Asia, who stand on a single platform to promote the prevention and treatment of hypertension, diabetes, cancer and infectious diseases, would greatly contribute to achieving better health for the people in Asia.
For details, please visit our website: http://medpa.or.jp/
- Masanori Nishiyama M.D.
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Medical Platform Asia
(Former Director General of Health, Ministry of health labor and welfare)
Chairman of the MedPA Board
Masanori Nishiyama M.D. M.A.
|1950||Born at Tokyo|
Graduate Keio University of School of Medicine
Internship at faculty of neuro-psychiatry department,
|1978-1981||Training at National Kurihama Hospital|
|1981-||Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare(MHLW)|
|1983-||School of Public Health, UCLA|
|2008-||Director General, Department of Health, MHLW|
|2009-||Chairman of the Board, MedPA|
The 1st Asia Medical Forum was held in Tokyo in June 2010, with discussions taking place on the current state of health care and related issues in China, South Korea, Indonesia and Japan.
The advance of globalization in Asian healthcare
－From Global Health to Global Medicine －
■Human interchange among Asian countries is more energetic and deeper than ever before, due to advances in transport and IT
- Disease research and information exchange on hypertension, diabetes, cancer, etc.
- Increased development and circulation of drugs
- Intake of nurses etc. under Economic Cooperation Agreements
- Spread and growth of IT
- Growth in medical tourism
- Collaboration on treatment during emergencies, etc.
In the healthcare field too, physical and human interchange has suddenly been energized.
(Globalization of healthcare in Asia)
Specific Activities by Medical Platform Asia
■Asia Medical Forum
Exchange of information on current situation and issues in Asian healthcare.
■Epidemiological study of diseases
Hypertension, diabetes, kidney failure, cancer, excessive or inadequate nutrition
■Promotion of IT advances in healthcare ⇒ Wireless Reach Project
■Promotion of Asia’s Cultural and Healing Medicine
■Investigative research on mental health and dementia care
Improving the diagnostic accuracy and level of treatment in Asia
■Human resource exchange and training projects
・Assessment of training systems for nurses etc. and EPAs ⇒ Support for intake of nurses from Indonesia and the Philippines
・Systems for training of physicians and intake of medical students for training
■Publication of newsletters