Director General, Bureau of Planning and Administration, NCGM, Japan
Dr. Hajime Inoue started his professional career as pediatric resident in Tokyo and then served as a field officer in rural Philippines while working for the Maternal and Child Health Program. After post-graduate study in public health, specializing in global health, he joined the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW), where he acquired a wide variety of technical experience in public health including hospital management, health insurance, pharmaceutical regulation, infectious disease control, and others.
Before taking on his current position, Dr. Inoue worked as the director of infectious disease control at the MHLW, and as the Special Representative for the Antimicrobial Resistance in the office of the WHO Director-General. He also worked as a Senior Advisor to the WHO Director-General, and served as a member of the governing bodies of WHO, the Global Fund, UNAIDS, and IARC.