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Master in Public Health, Graduate School of International Development, Health (current School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health), Nagasaki University, Japan, 2010

Bachelor of Social Welfare, Osaka Prefecture University (current Osaka Metropolitan University) in 2002


Research Topic:

Tuberculosis, Community Health Worker,



Yuko Matsuoka is a public health practitioner with social work background. Yuko has been involved in aid and development work in Japan, Kenya and Zambia for 15 years, especially in the project implementation of TB, HIV, and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights programmes. Her past working experiences with several NGOs, International Organizations, Governmental Organizations, and a Japanese university equipped her global perspective on community development in Southern and Eastern Africa. Her area of interest covers the development of community-based health projects/programmes through contribution to understanding Community Health Workers' experiences. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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