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The mission of NCD Alliance Japan is to achieve the creation of a system for NCD policy that is centered on the involvement of people receiving healthcare and other parties most affected by NCDs. To achieve this, it educates and supports leaders from among those most affected by NCDs so they can actively participate in policy creation, such as by serving on national committees and councils.
- President and CEO, PPeCC; President and CEO, Patienthood
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.
Mr. Takeshi Shukunobe
- The Japan Federation of Cancer Patient Groups / Group Nexus 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).