Public Health


What We Do

We are dedicated to supporting initiatives that enhance the quality of life of people around the world through human resource development in healthcare.

As part of our efforts, we recognize individuals and organizations who contribute to public health improvements with the WHO Sasakawa Health Prize, which has been presented at the World Health Assembly in Geneva each year since 1985. We also fund the FAPA Ishidate Award, a biennial award for Asian pharmacists initiated in 1986 named after our founding chair, Prof. Morizo Ishidate.

Other SMHF activities include overseass field study tours for health professionals and disaster relief study tours for university and college students.