Celebrate Neumann's &Japan's gifts to humanity since 1945, all Asia Rising 1960+MacraeFriends and Family
Future July 2020..If you care about two out of 3 lives mattering who are Asian, nearly 60 years of miracles mapping around worldwide decision-makers considering Japan from 1962 are worth replaying -that's when my father Norman Macrae aged 39 was privileged to write his first signed survey in The Economist -the first 2 quarters of dad's 80+ years of life had been spent
**writing unsigned leaders in The Economist (eg as only journalist at Messina's birth of EU) after serving as teenager in world war 2 navigating air places uk bomber command region modern day bangladesh/myanmar -

Asia Rising Surveys

in 60 years

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

 brilliant continuity at sugo's ministerial steam

plus one new post shinki in charge of expo 2025- vital to unite celebrations of rising sun - reiwa era-  in every way that corona-beaten olympics could not

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

the First Innovation Forum in the WHO Western Pacific Region (15-17 September 2020) aims to provide policy support to countries on innovation to identify, test and advance innovative approaches to pressing health problems including COVID-19.

During the 3-day virtual event, high-level policymakers and thought leaders will discuss how innovation can help countries to future-proof their health systems, and the role of WHO in supporting them. The interactive panel sessions will provide an opportunity to discuss key topics such as innovation for healthy life course, environment for health, impact-driven solutions, and harnessing digital tools for health.

Forum objectives: 

  1. Lay out a vision for innovation in health systems with societies adapting to the challenges of climate change, health security, ageing populations, chronic disease, and the aftermath of COVID-19
  2. Explore ways in which WHO could set up a platform to assist Member States to conceptualize innovative solutions, put them into action, apply them at scale, and sustain them


  1. Top-level policymakers who make decisions on research, development and innovation
  2. Senior managers and public health practitioners who generate and manage innovation projects
  3. Advisers,experts, and thought leaders in areas relating to innovation who can support WHO and Member States (non-health official participants)
  4. Community leaders, representatives of civil society, academia, professional associations, media and private sector.
  5. General public from the Western Pacific with interest in public health and innovation.

Confirmed speakers (Full list of speakers and short bios can be found in the programme here):

  • Samira Asma, Assistant Director-General, WHO
  • Seth Berkley, CEO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
  • Sandro Galea, Dean, Boston University School of Public Health; Chair, Emergency Task Force on Coronavirus & Equity, Massachusetts Public Health Association
  • Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet
  • Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner, Co-founder and Director, Jo-Jikum
  • Ilona Kickbusch, Founding Director and Chair, Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
  • Shiao-yin Kuik, Co-founder and Director, The Thought Collective
  • Yinuo Li, China Country Director, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation