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Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals
Open Access

ISSN: 1948-5964

Masamine Jimba

Masamine Jimba

Department of Community and Global Health, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Biography
Masamine Jimba is a Professor at the Department of International Community Health, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo. He studied public health, in particular environmental health and international health, at the National Institute of Public Health in Japan and at Harvard School of Public Health. In terms of his practical experiences, He started to conduct health promotion activities in developing countries when he worked as a WHO Health Coordinator for the Gaza Strip and the West Bank from 1994 to 1996. From 1996 to 2001, he implemented health promotion programs in rural Nepal, using a community development approach.
Research Interest

Professor Jimba became interested in global health after being influenced by the Japanese global health pioneers during his medical student days in Hamamatsu city. His internship in South India in those days also motivated his later work in this field. After graduation, he worked in the Takayama Red Cross Hospital as a physician for two years, and then worked in the National Institute of Public Health in Tokyo and the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston as an air pollution researcher for seven years. Then, for two years between 1994 and 1996, he worked as the WHO Health Coordinator for Gaza Strip and the West Bank, during which time he encountered various human rights issues. Following this in 1996, he worked on-site as team leader of the 'Nepal School and Community Health Project' set up by JICA and the Japan Medical Association for five years in Nepal. Following his return to Japan in 2002, he started to conduct global health research and teach graduate students at the University of Tokyo

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