Establishing Health System Resilience to Tackle the Health Security Crisis

Project Members

In recent years, the term “resilience” has been defined as “the ability to adapt, bounce, and survive stress from the external environment and forces,” which is applicable to both individuals and organizations. It is receiving widespread attention. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed fundamental system failures at the national level, demonstrating the need for local governments and the business sector to transform themselves into resilient and sustainable systems. In the present research, we employ “human security,” that is, “protecting the vital core of all human lives in a way that enhances human freedoms, fulfilment, and capabilities” as a basic concept; examine the health crisis that threatens “human security” using an interdisciplinary and systematic approach; and establish a policy framework for resilient health and social systems.

Principal Investigator

渋谷 健司/Kenji Shibuya

Kenji Shibuya

  • RESEARCH DIRECTOR

Co-Investigators

江島 啓介/Keisuke Ejima

Keisuke Ejima

  • SENIOR FELLOW
徳田 安春/Yasuharu Tokuda

Yasuharu Tokuda

  • SENIOR FELLOW
坪倉 正治/Masaharu Tsubokura

Masaharu Tsubokura

  • RESEARCH DIRECTOR

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