Bulletin: Interview of Satoru Komatsumoto, Japan Hospital Association Vice President
Interview of Satoru Komatsumoto, Japan Hospital Association Vice President
7th May 2019
Dr. Komatsumoto is vice president of the Japan Hospital Association (JHA) and is candidate to the IHF Governing Council members elections in 2019 to represent Western Pacific. The Japan Hospital Association brings together about 2500 public and private hospitals. Bulletin - Japan (pdf 196.61kB)
One of Japan's major challenges is the rapid aging of the population, accelerated after 2025 due to the baby boom of the late 1940s. To meet this challenge, the Government of Japan supports community-based integrated care systems to help elderly people become independent.
Dr. Komatsumoto expects IHF to link between Japan’s and the world hospitals, and JHA to contribute to IHF by providing unique experiences, for instance in a rapidly ageing society.