NCD Alliance Japan is granted permission to use the word "NCD" by National Clinical Database.
NCDs are defined as chronic diseases, including cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), respiratory diseases, and mental health conditions. NCDs have become the leading cause of death worldwide, and also pose a health issue of great urgency in Japan.
NCD Alliance Japan will continue to expand upon the following activities, aiming to further promote comprehensive, cross-cutting NCD policies as a collaborative platform uniting multi-stakeholders from industry, government, academia, and civil society, including individuals living with and affected by NCDs in Japan.
First diagnosed with malignant lymphoma in his 20’s and a survivor of two relapses, we spoke with Mr. Shinsuke Amano, Executive Director of the Japan Federation of Cancer Patient Groups and Group Nexus Japan. Mr. Amano is working to expand initiatives which elevate the patient voice in policy, putting patient group activities into action by representing the patient perspective as a Committee Member and Acting Chairperson of the National Cancer Control Promotion Council within Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW).
For this interview, we talked to Mr. Takeshi Shukunobe, President and CEO of PPeCC and Patienthood as well as a person living with an NCD (chronic nephritis). Mr. Shukunobe told us about his activities and shared his future outlook and opinions.