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Mai Fujii

Degree (Licensed from Japan) Registered Nurse, Public Health Nurse, School Nurse type 1, Public Health administrator type 1, Ph.D in Health Science
Areas of interest in global health Global aging, Community health, Health insurance system, Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) 
Other areas of interest Gerontology
Favorite things Composition, Nap taking, fishing

Personal History

Graduated from School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine University of the Ryukyus. I was working as a registered nurse in Okinawa and at the same time, I took the night course of graduate school on U.S. military base in Okinawa and obtained the master’s degree from Michigan State University. From the following year of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, I started working as a public health nurse in the health center of Hyogo prefecture. I then had international relocation to Malaysia and there I obtained the second master’s degree. For a decade since then, various experiences I had in my career such as working as a health advisor, a JICA health administrator, or a university faculty. In 2005, I became the candidate for Junior Professional Officer to work in the United Nations and relevant organizations. In 2007, work at WHO headquarters (Switzerland) started followed by WHO South- East Regional office (SEARO) in 2013 (India). From 2015, belonged to a consulting company and as an International Cooperation Agency (JICA) expert, I worked on 5 projects (health survey in Lao PDR, peacebuilding in Sudan, hospital construction in Lao PDR, activity evaluation for the Japan Disaster Relief Team (JDR) with site visits for Nepal (Great earthquake) and Philippines (Cyclone). From 2019, I provided training support for home health care nurse practicum at the Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care, Keio University and also worked for center for Baby Science, Doshisha University. From 2021, I work for the Asia-Europe Foundation(ASEF)whose headquarters is in Singapore; ASEF's members: 30 European countries, 21 Asian countries, and 2 regional organizations (the European Union and the ASEAN Secretariat). A large-scale project for COVID19 pandemic prevention is ongoing and I am engaging in emergency transportation of goods to the countries.


Studying at the University of the Ryukyus was very much valuable and also became the starting point of my career life. From a girls' high school in the countryside to the “Ryudai”, the bigger world in a different prefecture, this experience made my perspective broadened. I grew up there and now working globally. I never expected to be so, I make a rule to enjoy myself when working and hoping that all the international aid would reach for the place and people with the real needs. Please contact me if you like: @MaiFujii (Twitter)