Welcome to all the Master of Public Health in Global Health (MPH) students. I would like to express my sincere respect for all of your hard work, and welcome you to the Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU).
Currently, the COVID-19 outbreak has evolved into a pandemic, and a state of emergency has been declared in Tokyo due to the rapid increase in the number of cases. I am sure that unfortunately, students around the world are spending their days in anxiety.
At the same time, however, I am sure that you have also strongly recognized the importance of public health practice and research.
The philosophy of TMDU is “Cultivating professionals with knowledge and humanity, thereby contributing to people's well-being.”
Consistent with our philosophy here, our MPH program will equip you with essential public health knowledge and experience, permitting all graduates to become indispensable public health leaders. I hope that all of you, as students of public health, will constantly ask yourselves how you will contribute to our world, and continually innovate in the present for the future of others.
I am confident your diligence and collaborative experiences at TMDU will aid in realizing a world with “Total Healthcare,” a healthcare system that transcends generations, for our earth and all of humanity.