PHC (Portable Health Clinic) Module Chief:Mariko Nishikitani
Vision / Mission
PHC module tackles an issue of the health resources disparity in Asian and Oceania countries for realizing a sustainable society. Developing countries are suffering from the shortage of medical professions, and at the same time, developed countries face a crisis of decreasing the population in labor age and the localization of professions. PHC module believes we can solve this difficulty by a transdisciplinary approach, such as a combination of ICT and medicine.
Research Output/Outcomes in 2019
“The 3rd International Conference on Healthcare, SDGs, and Social Business” on November 19th-21st, 2019, Fukuoka, Japan. Members organized the whole conference, presented at sessions to share the idea of PHC, and introduced their activities at Cambodia, India, and Bangladesh, and invited a speakers Mr. Dong Lu, founder and CEO of Nihon Bishoku Co., Ltd. (in joint with an incorporated association, Social Business Academia Network Japan).
“Continual care of mother and child and the related factors in Bangladesh” at the 78th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Public Health Report, Oct 23-25, 2019, Kochi, Japan (Dr. Kikuchi & 2 members).
The series of Chapter 3, “3.2 Portable Health Clinic: Concept, Design and Implementation, Technical and Social Challenges,” “3.3 Modular Expansion of Portable Health Clinic in Bangladesh,” “3.4 PHC Case Studies in India, Cambodia, Pakistan and China,” “3.5 PHR in Japan, China and Bangladesh,” and “3.6 Tele-medical Education in Asia” in Mobile Technologies for Delivering Healthcare in Remote, Rural or Developing Regions IET Book Series: eHealth Technologies, are written by all members of PHC module and Prof. Shimizu, the Cluster Chief (In processing).
Research Plan of 2020
“The 4th International Conference on Healthcare, SDGs, and Social Business” will plan at Ito in 4-6 September 2020, in joint with an incorporated association, Social Business Academia Network Japan).
- A coproduction project at Jaipur, India, for making a mutual association for health care to lead the universal health care system.
- A big-data project, at Guizhou, China, by using the data accumulated in the Center for Disease Control at the district level to make strategies for the prevention of life-style related disease.
- Feasibility studies at Bangladesh on the field of Maternal-child health, and the Mobility and psychological acceptance for the new device of Portable Health Clinic.
International Conference on Nursing Care and Healthcare (ICNC) Apr. 20- 22, Tokyo, Japan (Dr. Maruf)
The 30th Medical Informatics Europe conference (MIE) Apr. 21- May. 1, Geneva, Italy (Prof. Nakashima & 2 members)
The Chapter titled “eHealth and telemedicine – the Bangladesh story” in an e-book, Nursing Informatics: Where Technology and Caring Meet is under progressed by Prof. Nakashima and 4 members.