The Takemi Program in International Health at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) was established in 1983 and is named after the late Dr. Taro Takemi, former President of the JMA.
The objective of the program is to improve community and public health by offering a limited number of fellowships for research and advanced training on critical issues of international health, especially those relating to developing countries. This interdisciplinary program focuses primarily on mobilizing, allocating, and managing scarce resources to improve health, and in creating sound strategies for disease control and health promotion. The program has accepted over one hundred specialists as fellows from around the world. Two Takemi Fellows from Japan take part in the program each year.
The JMA has contributed to the program through the Japanese Committee of the Takemi Program.
Dr. Michael R. Reich, Taro Takemi Professor of International Health Policy, is the Director of the Program in International Health, Harvard School of Public Health. He has been with the program since its inception and continues to lead the program.
Takemi Program Briefing Book
Symposium on International Health and Medical Ethics
The Harvard SPH Takemi Symposium was held on December 1 and 2, 2000 at the JMA Auditorium.