The 8th Global Seminar by A Foreign Researcher Is Held

June 28th, 2016

On June 28th the school invited a rising researcher from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Dr. Patou Musumari from the Department of Global Health and Socio-epidemiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University and held the eighth Global Seminar.

He first gave students a general introduction of his country, such as its geographic information, climate, language, religion, flora and fauna, food, natural resources, and then showed the health status of the country. After that he moved on to the main topic “Can technology improve global health in developing countries” and introduced interesting examples of technology for health to the students by showing a few video clips.

He emphasized a clear distinction between ‘health technology’ and ‘technologies for health’ and stressed that priority should be given to ‘frugal technologies for health’ in developing countries. He also delivered an important message that anyone can contribute to global health. After his interesting talk, he faced a barrage of questions from students, but gave sincere answers to each of them.

8th Global Seminar

  • Guest Lecturer: Assistant Professor Patou Musumari, MD, PhD, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
  • The topic: Can technology improve global health in developing countries: examples and recommendations