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Mission

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Aiming to realize the world where all the people can equally lead healthy lives, the Bureau of International Health Cooperation provides support around the world, including low and middle-income countries, to improve health care using our expertise and contributes to healthier lives of Japanese people by bringing these experiences back to Japan.

As a core institution of Japan's international health cooperation, we aim to develop a society where people of all countries without disparities live healthy lives and to promote the improvement of health and health care. We intend to reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, and prevent the spread of diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria, which are listed in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. Furthermore, we work towards universal health coverage (UHC) in coordination with other low and middle-income countries, various international organizations and aid agencies.

We will expand high-quality international health cooperation by effectively mobilizing our rich knowledge in areas such as human resource development and know-how in creating mechanisms of technical capacity building towards the solution of international issues.