Center on Global Health Architecture

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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 in the three major cities in Japan.

The Center on Global Health Architecture was established within the MURC to address pressing global health issues based on a public-private partnership approach.

Center on Global Health Architecture

What we think

Our aim is to contribute to solving the global health issues through dialogue and co-creation. Since we believe in the importance of tackling the issues of global health with a comprehensive approach, our target issues are broad, including nutrition, NCDs (non-communicable diseases), health systems, and UHC (universal health coverage).

At this moment, we focus on infectious diseases, with a value “we should get along/coexist with infectious diseases by 2030″. We investigate how we should invest in R&D for innovative and effective products and deliver them to the market, how we could improve the health system and health-related infrastructure, and how we could develop global health workforce through capacity building.

In addition to the above-mentioned issues, we also explore use of new technologies – such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain and drones – in the field of public health, and examine how they would affect the future of global health.


In 2016, we launched an action-oriented public-private partnerships (PPP) consortium “Access to Health” that focuses on “Global Health”. In this consortium, members exchange information and knowledge, and discuss ways to solve public health issues in today’s global society. Today we have more than 100 members from a wide variety of entities: United Nations agencies/partnerships, Japanese governmental agencies, international NGOs, private companies, academia, funding agencies, etc.

Since 2016, we have developed our activities under the following four pillars: “closed seminars,” “independent research,” “action-oriented working group,”and “networking with global partners”. Based upon synergy among these four types of activities, we aim to establish a “Global Health Platform” in Japan in partnership with the global society.

Center on Global Health Architecture


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

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

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

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

(Japanese only) グローバルヘルスにおける国際的なプレイヤーの役割と各組織の特徴に関する一考察 @ Released on 18 July 2018

(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, 17 September 2017 @ NY, USA
  • The Abraaj Group/ Merrill Lynch/ Global Impact Investing Network, Forum on Scaling Impact Investment, 18 September 2017 @ NY, USA
  • United Nations Global Compact, UN Private Sector Forum 2017- Financing the 2030 Agenda, 18 September 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, 19 September 2017 @ NY, USA
  • UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2017, 21 September 2017 @ NY, USA
  • UN Global Compact, Health is Everyone’s Business Partner Workshop, 21 September 2017 @ NY, USA
  • The 49th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), 16-19 August 2017 @ Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, INFUSE Workshop, 18-19 July 2017 @ Barcelona, Spain
  • The 15th Meeting of WHO Patient Safety Programme & Industry Representatives (POPS-Hand Hygiene), 26-27 June 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


Center on Global Health Architecture
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