Kishokai is working to expand Japanese’s high-quality perinatal care overseas, contributing to those countries' welfare.
With Vietnam as a bridgehead,
Kishokai intends to expand Japanese-style perinatal care horizontally to other ASEAN countries,
Mongolia, and eventually, to Africa.
With the management vision “Contribute to the development of medicine by academic activities”, Kishokai has been conducting research activities in the field of health care administration, in accordance with its management vision to contribute to the development of medicine through academic activities.
In particular, we are continually researching how to provide better maternal and child health services in Southeast and Central Asian countries from the viewpoint of the policies and systems for maternal and child health, as well as the issues each of those countries are facing.
Kishokai has been dispatching staff to the Nagoya University Department of Healthcare Administration’s Young Leaders Program (YLP) to research and analyze health policies, especially in the maternal and child health field. In this YLP course, government officials and healthcare researchers from administrative agencies in Southeast and Central Asia countries are enrolled in a master course for one year to research the healthcare system and policies of Japan, in order to improve their own countries’ healthcare policies.
In the past, Japan had high maternal and neonatal mortality rates, much like present-day Cambodia, Laos and other countries. However, as a result of concentrated efforts, as a national policy, on improving medical techniques, and raising awareness of expecting mothers through the Maternal and Child Health Handbooks, Japan succeeded in dramatically improving maternal and neonatal mortality rates, and to the point of setting the global standard for low maternal and neonatal mortality. Along with its research, Kishokai takes advantage of Japan’s past experience, as well as the methods and skills we have cultivated over the years, to collaborate with doctors and medical administrators from each country, organize human resource training activities, including the dispatch and reception of doctors and midwives, as well as actively making policy recommendations and system designs for maternal and child health services.