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Kanamori Sayako
  • Kanamori Sayako 
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Chief health officer at the Japan Institute for Global Health. Graduated from Tsukuba University in 2002 with a degree in biological science and completed a master’s in medical parasitology at the School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. After working for a time as a business consultant, completed a doctorate in public health at the University of Tokyo in March 2009. Entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in February the same year, where she worked on international health policy until taking up her current position in April 2012.
The Need to Increase Japan’s ODA Spending on Health2013.05.30

Approximately $150 billion is spent on government-funded official development assistance in the developing world each year. The largest single donor country is the United States, which spends $28.3 billion every year. Japan’s annual ODA budget is about $15.6 billion a year.(*1) But this is equivalent to just 1% of the total government budget and Japanese spending on ODA (from the general account o…

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