The 2nd International Conference on Healthcare, SDGs and Social Business












April 26-28, 2018
Fukuoka, Japan

Welcome to the conference

The UN has defined sustainable development goals (SDGs) to be achieved by the year 2030. These goals focus on reducing social inequalities in healthcare, education, income, and promoting environmental sustainability. SDGs can be advanced by developing Technologies that complement local needs and resources in lower income countries.

The title of the conference is “Innovation in Universal Healthcare: how to reach the unreached communities”. Four experts representing the government, industry and academia (WHO, JICA, Kyushu University, and Integrity Healthcare) have been agreed to share their knowledge in their keynote sessions. We are also organizing a thrilling workshop on “Social Business” for the students who will be interested in become social change makers. Renowned speakers will discuss the technical challenges, policy restrictions and cultural barriers to provide healthcare services for all. Researchers will share their findings in improving healthcare service delivery in unreached communities in developing countries and the aging communities in both developing and developed nations in forms of presentations and poster demonstrations.

I hope this conference will provide an opportunity to gather exciting knowledge.

Thank you,
Ashir Ahmed
General Chair, Conference Committee
Associate Professor, Kyushu University, Japan

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Tetsukazu Yahara

Director, IDS3, Kyushu University, Japan

Dr. Ryoma Kayano

Technical officer, WHO Centre for Health Development, Kobe

Dr. Takao Toda

Vice President for Human Security and Global Health, JICA

Dr. Shinsuke Muto

CEO, Integrity Healthcare

About Fukuoka

Fukuoka City lies on the northern coast of Kyushu, the southernmost of the four main islands of Japan. The population of the city is approximately 1.4 million people, making it the 8th largest city in Japan. Being the closest major city in Japan to the Korean Peninsula and China, Fukuoka has from ancient times been a gateway for economic and cultural exchanges with its Asian neighbors. On the basis of these historical and geographical links, the city is working hard on many levels to strengthen its relationships with the rest of Asia, towards the goal of becoming a "focal point for the exchange of Asia" .


April 26, 2018

09:00  -  10:40
Conference room-1st floor

Workshop on Social Business

About the Workshop: Participants will be able to: 1) understand the roadmap to start a social business 2) acquire practical tools to do so 3) gain a selected pool of social innovation resources for further development This workshop will take participants from building a common understanding of social business to learning how to use the […]

Click for more information on 'Workshop on Social Business'
11:00  -  11:10
Conference room-1st floor

Welcome Note

About Universal Healthcare, SDGs and Social Business.

Click for more information on 'Welcome Note'
11:10  -  12:30
Conference room-1st floor

Keynote Speech

Keynote 1: Where are we from and where are we going? -Perspectives of Human Health and a Sustainable Society Speaker: Dr. Tetsukazu Yahara, Director, Institute of Decision Science for a Sustainable Society, Kyushu University Keynote 2: Global Health Challenges for Achieving UHC/SDGs and Required Social and Technological Innovations Speaker: Dr. Ryoma Kayano, Technical Officer, WHO […]

Click for more information on 'Keynote Speech'
15:30  -  16:00
Conference room-1st floor

April 27, 2018

09:00  -  09:10
Conference room-1st floor
09:10  -  10:40
Conference room-1st floor

Keynote Speech

Keynote 1: Towards Sustainable and Innovative Universal Healthcare (UHC) Speaker: Dr. Takao Toda, Vice President for Human Security and Global Health, JICA Keynote 2: Starting from Fukuoka, Needs of Telemedicine in Aging Society Speaker: Dr. Shinsuke Muto, CEO, Integrity Healthcare

Click for more information on 'Keynote Speech'
12:30  -  13:30
Conference room-1st floor

Corporate Speech over Lunch

Title: Sunpower’s Recycle Tyre/Parts Business in Developing Countries Speaker: Mr. Takuya Kawamura, President, Sunpower Corporation

Click for more information on 'Corporate Speech over Lunch'
13:30  -  15:10
Foyer-2nd floor

Poster Session

Listen from 20 students working on Healthcare, SDGs and Social Business.

Click for more information on 'Poster Session'
15:30  -  16:00
Conference room-1st floor

Special Session: Physical Health

Title: Elderly Friendly Physical Exercises Suitable for Urban Bangladesh About this session: Aging is associated with declines in activities of daily living and physical function that can lead to physical impairment, disability, and loss of independence (Spirduso, 2005). An optimum and regular physical exercise programs along with an appropriate caloric intake may offset aging-associated declines in […]

Click for more information on 'Special Session: Physical Health'
18:10  -  20:00

Networking Party

Dinner Speech from Professor Hiroto Yasuura, Executive Vice President, Kyushu University.

Click for more information on 'Networking Party'

Our Sponsors