Leader Driving Change: Sumie Ishii, Chairperson, Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP)
Biography: Sumie Ishii is Chairperson of the Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP) and Executive Committee member of the Global Health and Human Security Program, chaired by Parliamentary Member Keizo Takemi. A strong advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights, she has been a member of numerous global health taskforces and committees, and was Joint Representative of the CSO Platform for the G7 Ise-Shima Summit.
Our Stories: Shared Knowledge for a Better Life for All
The Takeda-JOICFP partnership brought 13 healthcare professionals from Africa to Suzaka, Japan to learn about the region’s transformational community health system, introduced over 50 years ago. See the profound exchanges between health workers who came together to share best practices with the goal of advancing family planning and