Sasakawa International Health Cooperation Fieldwork Fellowship

As part of its human resource development programme to address a range of global health issues, the Foundation ran 15 International Health Cooperation Fieldwork Fellowships between 1995 and 2008.

The programme consists of a 10-day training course in Japan and the Philippines for medical students who are expected to become future leaders in the field of international healthcare. Participants visited leprosy-related facilities in the Philippines, the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office (WPRO), the JICA office, the University of the Philippines School of Medicine and NGOs, where they had the opportunity to learn first-hand about various health care issues and specific medical activities.

Although the programme came to an end in 2008, the total number of participants to date has reached nearly 500, including both domestic and overseas participants, many of whom have since been active in the fields of international healthcare and medical administration, such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

health care centre, Ilocos Norte
Observation of activities, Manila.