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About us

Who we are

Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting (MURC) is a comprehensive think tank/consulting arm of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (the MUFG Group, a universal banking group that represents Japan) and based on three major cities in Japan.

We started to organize one action-oriented public-private partnerships (PPP) consortium “Access to Health” on “Global Health” in 2016. In this consortium, we will exchange information and knowledge and have dialogue to improve and solve the social issues for our global society. Now our consortium has about 100 members from various sectors.

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What we think

We respect the global trend and activities on global health. However, we have a thought that we need to consider the importance to handle the issue with more comprehensive approach.
Our target issues are broad. At this moment, we focus more on infectious diseases with a value “we get along/coexist with Infectious Diseases by 2030″. However we are taking a comprehensive approach to improve various health issues, considering nutritious problems, NCDs(non-communicable diseases), health system, and UHC(universal health coverage) as well.

Under this value, even in the case of OUTBREAK of infectious diseases or to face with AMR issues in an ordinary situation, we need to think about how we can/should invest R&D for innovative and adequate products and deliver them to the market, improve the health system and health-related infrastructure, and contribute to our workforce development/ capacity building with cultural respect.

In addition to that, we also respect the advent and installation of new technologies such as AI/ML, drone, blockchain and how they affect the premise of global health.

Through Dialogue and Co-creation, we would like to contribute to the global society, improving the global issues, global health.


For 2016 & 2017, we have 4 pillars in our activities: “Closed Seminars,” “Independent Research,” “Action-oriented Working Group,” “Networking with Global Partners”. We are expecting the synergy of the 4 activities and aim to establish a “Global Health Platform” from Japan together with Global Society.

Now we have more than 100 members from various entities: United Nations agencies/Partnerships, Japanese Governmental agencies, International NGOs, Private Companies, Academia, Funding Agencies, etc.

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Corporate Taxonomy and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Investment for Global Health
@ Released on the 29th March, 2018

Emerging Future on Procurement for Sustainable Development (1)
- World Bank’s New Procurement Framework
@ Released on the 7th August, 2017

Emerging Future on Procurement for Sustainable Development (2)
- The private sector in Japan and its contribution to the SDGs
@ Released on the 15th August, 2017

Emerging Future on Procurement for Sustainable Development (3)
- Five key factors for discussing sustainable rocurement for the SDGs
@ Released on the 22nd August, 2017

(Japanese only)主要国・国際機関におけるグローバルヘルス関連予算の動向 @ Released on 31 May 2018

(Japanese only) WHO Prequalification概要に関する自主調査報告 @ Released on 14 March 2017

(Japanese only) Pan-African Harmonization Working Party(アフリカ医療機器規制整合化会議:PAHWP)調査報告 @ Released on 14 March 2017

Event host / Co-host / As a partner

Attendance History

  • MIT, The Solve Challenge Finals in New York City, September 17 2017 @ NY, USA
  • The Abraaj Group/ Merrill Lynch/ Global Impact Investing Network, Forum on Scaling Impact Investment, September 18 2017 @ NY, USA
  • United Nations Global Compact, UN Private Sector Forum 2017- Financing the 2030 Agenda, September 18 2017 @ NY, USA
  • International Conference on Sustainable Development 2017, September 19 2017 @ NY, USA
  • Stop TB Partnership & WHO, United to End TB: A Global Response to a Global Emergency, September 19 2017 @ NY, USA
  • UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2017, September 21 2017 @ NY, USA
  • UN Global Compact, Health is Everyone’s Business Partner Workshop, September 21 2017 @ NY, USA
  • The 49th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), August 16-19 2017 @ Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, INFUSE Workshop, July 18-19 2017 @ Barcelona, Spain
  • The 15th Meeting of WHO Patient Safety Programme & Industry Representatives (POPS-Hand Hygiene), June 26-27 2017 @ Geneva, Switzerland
  • The 4th International Consortium for Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC) Conference 2017, 20-23 June 2017 @ Geneva, Switzerland
  • The 44th Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Annual Conference 2017, 14-16 June 2017 @ Portland, USA
  • Stop TB Partnership, Coordinating Board Meeting, 16-18 May 2017 @ Berlin, Germany
  • Partnership for Dengue Control (PDC), Workshop “New and Innovative Approaches to Laboratory Diagnosis of Zika, Dengue and other Arboviruses”, 2-4 May, 2017 @ Annecy, France
  • UN Global Compact Making Global Goals Local Business – India, 26-27 April, 2017 @ New Delhi, India
  • Pan African Harmonization Working Party (PAHWP), The 4th African Regulatory Forum on Medical Diagnostics, 3-4 Dec 2016 @ Cape Town, South Africa


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