The current mission of the JMA is to build a strong professional organization that ensures the protection of the health and well-being of the public. As president of the Japan Medical Association, the largest professional organization representing physicians in Japan, I would like to briefly present the JMA's fundamental principles and our mission statement to clarify our purposes, goals, and ideals — not only to the JMA members, but also to the people of Japan.
I wish to particularly emphasize the importance of community healthcare and its enrichment, and I would like to underscore the fact that my focus has been, and always will be, on what should be done to protect and enhance the community healthcare system and how this should be done. Each community faces various issues in their different local situations. Integrating, analyzing, and reflecting these issues in national policies is a task entrusted to the JMA, and it is the president of the JMA who must play a leading role in this mission.
The Japan Medical Association (JMA) is the national voice of Japanese physicians. Founded in 1916 and then re-established in its current form in 1947, the JMA's mission is to provide leadership for physicians and to promote the highest standards of medical ethics and education to protect the health of all Japanese citizens. more>
Briefing book of Takemi Program in International Health at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH)