Further Collaboration in Healthcare Sector Between Viet Nam and Japan

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Further Collaboration in Healthcare Sector Between Viet Nam and Japan

Bilateral side event on the occasion of the annual meeting of the WHO Regional Commission


When and where

Date and time

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 · 1:30 - 3am PDT



About this event

Medical Excellence JAPAN (MEJ) and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), given the importance and potential of Viet Nam-Japan cooperation in the healthcare sector, will organise a bilateral side event entitled 'Further Collaboration in Healthcare Sector between Vietnam and Japan' on the occasion of the annual meeting of the World Health Organization Regional Commission for the Western Pacific to be held in Himeji, Japan at the end of October this year. This event will be streamed online via Zoom webinar.

  • Date: Wednesday, 27 October 2021
  • Time: 3:30 PM to 5 PM (Hanoi time, UTC+7) or 5:30 PM to 7 PM (Tokyo time, UTC+9)
  • Format: Zoom webinar, RSVP is required
  • Language: English

Opening Remarks

The representative of Medical Excellence JAPAN

Keynote Address

  1. For the Future, the Role of Viet Nam and Japan in the Western Pacific Region: Dr Takeshi Kasai (WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific)
  2. Health Development in Viet Nam: Vice Minister H.E. Mr Nguyen Truong Son, Ministry of Health of Viet Nam

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Dr Mitsuhiro Ushio, Hitachinaka Public Health Centre, Former Health Policy Advisor to Ministry of Health of Viet Nam


  1. Dr Pham Nguyen Quy, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Medical Oncology, Kyoto Miniren Central Hospital, Kyoto University, Y hoc cong
  2. Ms Pham Thi Minh Chau, Deputy Director, International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Health, Viet Nam
  3. Mr Yukinori Tominaga, Chairperson of Japanese Pharmaceutical Alliance in Viet Nam
  4. Dr Koji Wada, Professor, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, International University of Health and Welfare

Special Advice

Dr Tran Thi Giang Huong (Director, Program for Disease Control, WHO WPRO)

Concluding Remarks

Dr Hiroki Nakatani (Special Advisor to the President of ERIA)

Organised by

  • Medical Excellence JAPAN (MEJ)
  • Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

Supported by

  • Viet Nam: Ministry of Health
  • Japan: Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry

Read and download: Programme and Speakers' Bio

About the organizer

Organized by

Medical Excellence JAPAN (MEJ) is an organisation that promotes international health cooperation by working together with governments, medical communities, academic organisations encompassing associations of medical sciences, and healthcare industry. MEJ also provides a business development platform in response to the needs of countries that could benefit from excellent medical technology, medical equipment, human resource development, and other healthcare services from Japan.

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) is an international organisation providing support to the chair of the ASEAN Summit and the East Asia Summit through policy research focusing on three pillars: deepening economic integration, narrowing development gaps, and achieving sustainable development in the region. Its establishment was formally agreed among 16 heads of government at the Third East Asia Summit in Singapore on 21 November 2007. It works closely with the ASEAN Secretariat, researchers, and research institutes from East Asia to provide intellectual and analytical research and policy recommendations.
ERIA was ranked ninth out of 85 top International Economic Policy Think Tanks in the 2020 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report (GGTTI) conducted by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTSCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania.