Foundation Overview


NameSasakawa Health Foundation (SHF)
Representative DirectorsEtsuko Kita, Chair/Hideo Sato, President
EstablishmentEstablished on May 4, 1974. Merged with Sasakawa Health Science Foundation on November 10, 2010. Transitioned to a public interest incorporated foundation on November 1, 2011.
LocationThe Nippon Zaidan Building 5F, 1-2-2 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052, JAPAN Access
PurposeBased on the philosophy, “The world is one family. All human beings are brothers and sisters,” this foundation strives for the well-being of the world and the welfare of humankind, aims to extend the healthy life expectancy of each individual and to resolve not only physical suffering but also issues of social, mental and spiritual health, and contribute to the improvement of the health of all people, including leprosy patients, who have suffered the most of all.

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