Naofumi HASHIMOTO is a medical laboratory technologist with 30 years of work experience in the health field in Asia and Africa. After the conventional typical laboratory work at general hospitals and at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID) in Japan and at governmental and mission hospitals and health centers in Malawi and Uganda, he had 6 types of works: laboratory relate projects for increasing quality laboratory services in Zambia and Cambodia, disease control related projects for Polio eradication in Kenya and HIV Prevention Parents to Child Transmission in Zimbabwe, advanced technology or products adoption projects in Zambia, projects for regulatory on medical products in Japan and African countries, projects for WHO pre-qualification on medical products, selection and procurement of medical devices including IVD devices for Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). Many were project-based works and he planned some projects and played the roles of a Leader or an expert to the projects.
- Medical Laboratory Service
- Disease Control
- Adoption of advanced technology into health service in LMICs
- Regulatory matters on medical products in LMICs and WHO
- Selection and procurement of medical devices including Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits for LMICs
Master of Science in Public Health in Developing Countries
Bachelor degree in Medical Laboratory Technology
Policy Fellow Healthcare Unit
Principal Reviewer, Office of In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD), Medical Devices Unit
Medical Laboratory Technologist, Bureau of International Health Cooperation (BIHC)
Special Advisor to the Managing Director of Human Development Cooperation Dept.
Medical Laboratory Technologist in Republic of Uganda
Senior Volunteer as a project leader in the Republic of Kenya
Assistant Research Technologist, HIV Laboratory, AIDS Research Center
Medical Laboratory Technologist in the Republic of Malawi
Medical Laboratory Technologist
Medical Laboratory Technologist, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan
- Hashimoto N. Advocacy of cyber public health. Global Health Medicine. 2021; doi: https://doi.org/10.35772/ghm.2020.01105
Member of World Health Organization (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on In Vitro Diagnostics (SAGE IVD) 2019 for 2nd edition of WHO Essential Diagnostics List (EDL).