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As of April 2024

Director, Division of Public Relations and Communications,
Department of Human Resource Development


Area of expertise

Child and neonatal health, Global health

Long-term overseas experiences

Nov 2004-
Oct 2007  
Chief advisor, JICA Project for Strengthening Health Services for Children (KIDSMILE) in Laos
Jan 2011-
Apr 2013
Chief advisor, JICA Project for the Capacity Development for Sector-wide Coordination in Health (Phase2) (CDSWC) in Laos
May 2016-
May 2020
Chief advisor, JICA Project for Improving Continuum of Care with focus on Intrapartum and Neonatal Care (IINeoC) in Cambodia

Publication list

  1. Fujita M, Kanda M, Kiyohara H, Ikeda S, Iwamoto A, Sudo K, Teshima Y, Nii M, Murata Y, Kato J, Komatsu A, Yumino A, Sawada T, Sato H, Nakasa T. Migrants’ access to COVID-19 vaccination in Japan: Progress and challenges. Journal of Migration and Health. Volume 7, 2023. 100169. 
  2. Matsuoka S, Kharel M, Koto-Shimada K, Hashimoto M, Kiyohara H, Iwamoto A, Nishihara M, 2. Fujita M. Access to Health-Related Information, Health Services, and Welfare Services among South and Southeast Asian Immigrants in Japan: A Qualitative Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 12234. 
  3. Moriyama J, Ito T, Doi M, Seino K, Duong Huy L, Iwamoto A, Murakami H. Enhancing hospital quality management and patient safety in Vietnam: a technical assistance project utilizing online solutions during COVID-19 pandemic. Tropical Medicine and Health volume 50, Article number: 45 (2022)
  4. Kiyohara K, Teshima Y, Hoshino HA, Kanda M, Matsuoka S, Iwamoto A, Fujita M. Three myths of disseminating COVID‑19 information to vulnerable migrants in Japan: lessons learned during the pandemic. Tropical Medicine and Health 2022; 50:13.
  5. Matsui M, Saito Y, Po R,Taing B, Nhek C, Tung R, Masaki Y, Iwamoto A. Knowledge on intrapartum care practices among skilled birth attendants in Cambodia—a cross-sectional study. Reproductive Health. 2021. 18:115 
  6. Suzuki A, Matsui M, Tung R, Iwamoto A. "Why did our baby die soon after birth?"— Lessons on neonatal death in rural Cambodia from the perspective of caregivers. PLoS ONE, 2021. 16(6): e0252663. 
  7. Fujita M, Umeda T, Fujita N, Nishioka T, Iwamoto A, Ohmagari N, Ishikane M, Akashi H, Kokudo N. Japanese WHO Collaborating Centres (WHO CCs) fight against COVID-19. Glob Health Med. 2021; doi: 10.35772/ghm. 2020.01093.
  8. Iwamoto A, Tung R, Ota T, Hosokawa S, Matsui M. Challenges to neonatal care in Cambodia amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Global Health & Medicine. 2020; 2(2):142-144. DOI: 10.35772/ghm.2020.
  9. Miyazaki A, Tung R, Taing B, Matsui M, White LV, Iwamoto A & E Cox S. Determinants of growth measurements in rural Cambodian infants: A cross-sectional study. International Health. 07 May 2020. doi:10.1093/inthealth/ihaa018
  10. Miyazaki A, Tung R, Taing B, Matsui M, Iwamoto A & Cox SE. Frequent unregulated use of antibiotics in rural Cambodian infants. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 114(6), 401-7, 2020. doi:10.1093/trstmh/traa020.
  11. Honda M, Som R, Seang S, Tung R, Iwamoto A. One year outcome of high-risk newborn infants discharged from the neonatal care unit of the National Maternal and Child Health Center in Cambodia. 
  12. Kikuchi K, Okawa S, Zamawe CO, Shibanuma A, Nanishi K, Iwamoto A, Saw YM, Jimba M. Effectiveness of Continuum of Care-Linking Pre-Pregnancy Care and Pregnancy Care to Improve Neonatal and Perinatal Mortality: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS One 2016, 11(10): e0164965.
  13. Iwamoto A, Seward N, Prost A, Ellis M, Copas A, Fottrell E, Azad K, Tripathy P, Costello A. Maternal infection and risk of intrapartum death: a population based observational study in South Asia, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013, 13:245.
  14. Yoshimura N, Jimba M, Poudel KC, Chanthavisouk C, Iwamoto A, Phommasack B, Saklokham K. Health Promot Int. 2009 Jun;24(2):166-76. doi: 10.1093/heapro/dap004. Epub 2009 Feb 25.