Research Achievements
Research Achievements


Takashi Asakura, Hein Mallee, Sachi Tomokawa,et al, The ecosystem approach to health is a promising strategy in international development: lessons from Japan and Laos Globalization and Health , 11(3) 2015(Feb.)

Shrestha RM, Otsuka K, Poudel KC, Yasuoka J, Lamichhane M, Jimba M. Better learning in schools to improve attitudes toward abstinence and intentions for safer sex among adolescents in urban Nepal. BMC Public Health. 2013 Mar 20;13:244.

Mlunde LB, Poudel KC, Sunguya BF, Mbwambo JK, Yasuoka J, Otsuka K, Ubuguyu O, Jimba M. A call for parental monitoring to improve condom use among secondary school students in Dares Salaam, Tanzania. BMC Public Health. 2012;12(1):1061.

Kikuchi K, Poudel KC, Muganda J, Majyambere A, Otsuka K, Sato T, Mutabazi V, Nyonsenga SP, Muhayimpundu R, Jimba M, Yasuoka J. High risk of ART non-adherence and delay of ART initiation among HIV positive double orphans in Kigali, Rwanda. PLos One. 2012;7(7):e41998.

Son DT, Yasuoka J, Poudel KC, Otsuka K, Jimba M. Massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG): association between its addiction, self-control and mental disorders among young people in Vietnam. Int J Soc Psychiatry. in press.

Saito J, Keosada N, Tomokawa S, Akiyama T, Kaewviset S, Nonaka D, Waikugul J, Kobayashi J, Souvanvixay M, Jimba M. Factors influencing the National School Health Policy implementation in Lao PDR: a multi-level case study. Health Promot Int. 2014: doi: 10.1093/heapro/dau016

Sato M, Pongvongsa T, Sanguankiat S, Yoonuan T, Kobayashi J, Boupha B, Nishimoto F, Moji K, Sato MO, Waikagul J. Patterns of trematode infections of Opisthorchis viverrini (Opisthorchiidae) and Haplorchis taichui (Heterophyidae) in human populations from two villages in Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR. J Helminthol. 2014: doi:

Takeuchi R, Boureima D, Mizuguchi D, Awazawa T, Kato Y, Akiyama T, Nonaka D, Kobayashi J. Self-assessed approach to improving school health in Niger. Rural and Remote Health 13: 2354. (Online) 2013. Available:

Akiyama T, Win T, Maung C, Ray P, Sakisaka K, Tanabe A, Kobayashi J, Jimba M. Mental health status among Burmese adolescent students who stay in boarding houses in Thailand: a cross sectional study. BMC Public Health 2013 13 (337): doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-337

Saito J, Nonaka D, Mizoue T, Kobayashi J, Jayatilleke AC, Shrestha S, Kikuchi K, Haque SE, Yi S, Ayi I, Jimba M. Limited potential of school textbooks to prevent tobacco use among students grade 1–9 across multiple developing countries: a content analysis study. BMJ Open 2013 3:e002340 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-002340

Nonaka D, Jimba M, Mizoue T, Kobayashi J, Yasuoka J, Ayi I, Jayatilleke AC, Shrestha S, Kikuchi K, Haque SE, Yi S. Content Analysis of Primary and Secondary School Textbooks Regarding Malaria Control: A Multi-Country Study. PLoS ONE 2012 7(5): doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036629

Akiyama T, Win T, Maung C, Ray P, Kaji A, Tanabe A, Jimba M, Kobayashi J. Making schools healthy among Burmese migrants in Thailand. Health Promot Int 2012: doi: 10.1093/heapro/das010

Saito J, Yasuoka J, Poudel KC, Foung L, Vilaysom S, Jimba M. Receptivity to tobacco marketing and susceptibility to smoking among non-smoking male students in an urban setting in Lao PDR. Tob Control 2012 May: doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2011-050125

Tomokawa S, Kobayashi T, Pongvongsa T, Nisaygnang B, Kaneda E, Honda S, Moji K, Boupha B. Risk factors for Opisthorchis viverrini infection among school children in Lao PDR. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Publ Health 2012; 43 (3): 574-585

Kobayashi H, Yuasa M, Mizoue T, Samarasinghe D. Application of the child-to-child strategy to change health awareness and behavior among school children and community dwellers in Sri Lanka: Journal of International Health 2011; 26(4): 315-321.

Nomoto M, Nonaka D, Mizoue T, Kobayashi J, Jimba M. Content analysis of school textbooks on health topics: a systematic review. Biosci Trends 2011 Apr;5(2):61-68.

Yi S, Poudel KC, Yasuoka J, Palmer PH, Yi S, Jimba M. Risk vs. protective factors for substance use among adolescents in Cambodia. J Subst Use. 2011 16 (1):14-26

Yamaguchi N, Poudel KC, Poudel-Tandukar K, Shakya D, Ravens-Sieberer U, Jimba M. Reliability and validity of a Nepalese version of the Kiddo-KINDL in adolescents. Biosci Trends 2010 Aug;4(4):178-185.

Yi S, Poudel KC, Yasuoka J, Palmer PH, Yi S, Jimba M. Role of risk and protective factors in risky sexual behavior among high school students in Cambodia. BMC Public Health 2010 Aug 12;10:477.

Yanagisawa S, Poudel KC, Jimba M. Sibling caregiving among children orphaned by AIDS: synthesis of recent studies for policy implications. Health Policy 2010 Dec;98(2-3):121-130.

Ayi I, Nonaka D, Adjovu JK, Hanafusa S, Jimba M, Bosompem KM, et al. School-based participatory health education for malaria control in Ghana: engaging children as health messengers. Malar J. 2010 Apr; 18; 9:98.

Yoshimura N, Jimba M, Poudel KC, Chanthavisouk C, Iwamoto A, Phommasack B, et al. Health promoting schools in urban, semi-urban and rural Lao PDR. Health.Promot.Int. 2009 Jun;24(2):166-176.

Jimba M. Poudel-Tandukar K, Poudel KC. School and community health project: Part 1: a community development and health project in Nepal. JMAJ 2008; 51: 225-234.

Nonaka D, Kobayashi J, Jimba M, Vilaysouk B, Tsukamoto K, Kano S, et al. Malaria education from school to community in Oudomxay province, Lao PDR. Parasitol.Int. 2008 Mar; 57(1):76-82.

Iriyama S, Nakahara S, Jimba M, Ichikawa M, Wakai S. AIDS health beliefs and intention for sexual abstinence among male adolescent students in Kathmandu, Nepal: a test of perceived severity and susceptibility. Public Health 2007 Jan;121(1):64-72.

Jimba M, Aitken IW, Joshi AB, Ohashi T, Poudyal AK, Wakai S. A challenge for monitoring iodine deficiency disorders in rural Nepal. Trop Doct 2007 Apr;37(2):106-107.

Poudel-Tandukar K, Nakahara S, Ichikawa M, Poudel KC, Jimba M. Risk perception, road behavior, and pedestrian injury among adolescent students in Kathmandu, Nepal. Inj Prev 2007 Aug;13(4):258-263.

Takeuchi T, Nozaki S, Crump A. Past Japanese successes show the way to accomplish future goals. Trends Parasitol. 2007 Jun;23(6):260-267.

Kojima S, Aoki Y, Ohta N, Tateno S, Takeuchi T. School-health-based parasite control initiatives: extending successful Japanese policies to Asia and Africa. Trends Parasitol. 2007 Feb;23(2):54-57.

Kobayashi J, Jimba M, Okabayashi H, Singhasivanon P, Waikagul J. Beyond deworming: the promotion of school-health-based interventions by Japan. Trends Parasitol. 2007 Jan;23(1):25-29.

Okabayashi H, Thongthien P, Singhasvanon P, Waikagul J, Looareesuwan S, Jimba M, et al. Keys to success for a school-based malaria control program in primary schools in Thailand. Parasitol.Int. 2006 Jun;55(2):121-126.

Kojima S, Takeuchi T. Global parasite control initiative of Japan (Hashimoto Initiative). Parasitol.Int. 2006;55 Suppl:S293-6.

Poudyal AK, Jimba M, Silwal RC, Murakami I, Sherchand JB, Wakai S. Targeting newly enrolled low-age school children for the control of the intestinal helminth infection in rural Nepal. Trop Doct 2006 Jan;36(1):16-19.

Joshi AB, Banjara MR, Bhatta LR, Rikimaru T, Jimba M. Assessment of IDD problem by estimation of urinary iodine among school children. Nepal Med Coll J 2006 Jun;8(2):111-114.

Kojima S, Looareesuwan S, Singhasivanon P, Takeuchi T. The Asian center of international parasite control (ACIPAC): five years of achievement. I. Introduction. Southeast Asian J.Trop.Med.Public Health 2005;36 Suppl 3:1-12.

Waikagul J, Singhasivanon P, Supavej S, Rojekittikhun W, Suphadtanaphongs W, Leemingswat S, et al. The Asian Center of International Parasite Control (ACIPAC): five years of achievement. II. ACIPAC human resources development. Southeast Asian J.Trop.Med.Public Health 2005;36 Suppl 3:13-16.

Joongsuksuntigul P, Thongthien P, Sirichotiratana N, Okabayashi H, Jimba M. The Asian Center of International Parasite Control (ACIPAC): five years of achievement. III. School health for parasite control in Thailand: a review and current model activities. Southeast Asian J.Trop.Med.Public Health 2005;36 Suppl 3:17-27.

Kabayashi J, Socheat D, Phommasack B, Tun A, Nga NH. The Asian Center of International Parasite Control (ACIPAC): five years of achievement. IV. Activities in partner countries (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam): small scale pilot project (SSPP) and other impacts. Southeast Asian J.Trop.Med.Public Health 2005;36 Suppl 3:28-40.

The Asian Center of International Parasite Control (ACIPAC): five years of achievement. V. Evaluation of the ACIPAC project. Southeast Asian J.Trop.Med.Public Health 2005;36 Suppl 3:41-73.

Jimba M, Wakai S. School health in rural Nepal: why and how? Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 2005 Jan;36(1):237-239.

Zheng G, Jimba M, Wakai S. Exploratory study on psychosocial impact of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak on Chinese students living in Japan. Asia Pac J Public Health 2005;17(2):124-129.

Kobayashi J, Phompida S, Toma T, Looareensuwan S, Toma H, Miyagi I. The effectiveness of impregnated bed net in malaria control in Laos. Acta Trop. 2004 Feb;89(3):299-308.

Tsukamoto K. Preventive Behaviours among health promoting primary school children under soil-transmitted helminthiasis control program in Nakhon Si Thammarat province, Thailand. A thesis for the degree master of primary health care management, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University. 2004. Full-text

Tomono N, Anantaphruti MT, Jongsuksuntigul P, Thongthien P, Leerapan P, Silapharatsamee Y, et al. Risk factors of helminthiases among schoolchildren in southern Thailand. Southeast Asian J.Trop.Med.Public Health 2003 Jun;34(2):264-268.

Luong TV. De-worming school children and hygiene intervention. Int.J.Environ.Health Res. 2003 Jun;13 Suppl 1:S153-9.

Brooker S, Singhasivanon P, Waikagul J, Supavej S, Kojima S, Takeuchi T, et al. Mapping soil-transmitted helminths in Southeast Asia and implications for parasite control. Southeast Asian J.Trop.Med.Public Health 2003 Mar;34(1):24-36.

Anantaphruti MT, Jongsuksuntigul P, Imsomboon T, Nagai N, Muennoo C, Saguankiat S, et al. School-based helminthiases control: I. A baseline study of soil-transmitted helminthiases in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, Thailand. Southeast Asian J.Trop.Med.Public Health 2002; 33 Suppl 3:113-119.

Articles in Japanese

Godo Y, Omura M,Takashima H. Bottlenecks and Possibilities in Economic Development-The Economic Role of Human Capital in Developing Countries. The Bulletin of Institute for Research in Business and Economics. 2010 December; 27: 19-36

友川 幸, 小林 敏生, 金田 英子, 門司 和彦, Bangoon NISAYGNANG, Boungnong BOUPHA. ラオス南部農村地域の児童のタイ肝吸虫感染に関わる要因の検討―親の生魚の摂取習慣が子どもの生魚の摂取習慣形成に及ぼす影響―. 民族衛生 2008;74(1):13-21

Media Newspaper / Magazine Articles

Mapping human helminth infections in Southeast Asia. UNICEF (Year unknown)


The 25th Conference of the Japan Association for International Health School-based participatory health education for malaria control in Ghana: engaging children as health messengers (*Available in Japanese only) Presenter: Daisuke Nonaka (National Center for Global Health and Medicine)

The 4th National Health Research Forum
Ecohealth education project team (team led by Dr. Kazuhiko Moji) won second place in the best poster presentation category at the annual National Health Research Forum held from September 7-8, 2010 at Vientiane, Laos.
“Preliminary assessment for development of health and environment education curriculum in the Faculty of Education, National University of Laos-The staffs’ experiences and concern of health and environmental education”.