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Message from the President
In June 2020, I had the privilege to be elected as the 20th President of the Japan Medical Association (JMA). JMA will be reborn as a stronger and more open "New JMA".

Until now, JMA has made various policy proposals. Going forward, I will make sure to convey more actively the reason behind the proposals and what happens as a result. Furthermore, we will have various discussions aiming to realize the appropriate healthcare. I want to introduce the activities and healthcare policies of JMA broadly as well as listen to different opinions.

JMA has received a lot of inquiries regarding the novel coronavirus infection. Thus, we are strengthening the JMA COVID-19 Expert Meeting and preparing for the next pandemic while verifying the responses to date. Additionally, we will further strengthen our responsiveness in the future, by means of encouraging the creation of the Japanese version of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) as an example, and will continuously be prepared for prospective outbreaks. We will enhance the mobility of disaster medicine and emergency medical care without forgetting the lessons learned from past disasters such as the Great East Japan Earthquake, as well as emerging infectious diseases, COVID-19 included.

Yoshitake YOKOKURAToshio Nakagawa
President, Japan Medical Association

A further issue to address is that many people are refraining from receiving healthcare in the face of COVID-19 infection, as we are all finding ourselves in the position of adjusting to a new way of life. Because of this difficult situation, JMA is requesting people to take appropriate healthcare for prevention purposes and health promotion toward the "100 year-life". Based on the slogan "First, consult with the Kakaritsuke Physician", JMA will support the training of the Kakaritsuke Physicians and their community health activities for more effective practices.  more>