IDA Akiko

Research Fellow
Research field / main research area
International Development Studies, Global Health, Medical Anthropology, Childhood Studies, Africa
Related research projects
IDA Akiko
Research field / main research area
International Development Studies, Global Health, Medical Anthropology, Childhood Studies, Africa
Related research projects

Educational Background

Diploma (Leadership Essentials), Columbia Business School, 2021.

Ph.D. (Social Anthropology and Ethnology), School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS, France), 2016

M.A. (Anthropology), State University of New York (Binghamton, USA), 1998

Master of Economic and Social Studies (Social Development Planning and Management), University of Wales (Swansea, UK), 1998

B.A. (Human Sciences), Osaka University, 1995

Career Background

2023 Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development
2022 Senior Development Officer, Division of Resilience and Solutions, UNHCR
2004-2022 Japan International Cooperation Agency
2017 Deputy Director, Africa Division III, Africa Department, JICA
2015 Deputy Director, Partnership Program Division, JICA Kansai Center
2011 Deputy Director, Evaluation Division II, Evaluation Department, JICA
2007 Assistant Representative, Senegal Regional Office, JICA
2004 Program Officer, Reproductive Health Team, Human Development Department

2007-2010, 2012-2013, 2024 Guest Lecturer (International Development, Global Health), Faculty of Liberal Arts, Saitama University (part-time)

2003 Technical Officer, Millennium Development Goals, Health and Development Policy/Health and Human Rights Team, Office of Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO)
2002 Technical Officer (HIV/AIDS), Health and Development Service (HANDS)
2001 Program Officer, Namibia Country Office, UN Population Fund
1999 Program Officer, Uganda Country Office, UN Population Fund
1999 Secretariat for the International Conference on Aging in Asia, JOICFP
1998 Research Assistant and Lecturer, Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development (FASID)

Major Publications

2024

“Africa in the post-SDGs Era and the Cancer Disparities Gap”, AFRICA, Vol.64, No.1, April 2024, Tokyo, The Africa Society of Japan, p.48-53.

“Policies that Protect the Health of Both Refugees and Host Country Residents”, In: “Toward a Society Where No One is Left Behind”, Human Security Today vol.2, p.125.

2023

IDA A. and Umeya K. (eds.), Health in African Societies: Towards Humanized Medicine. Fu-kyo-sha, Tokyo.

“The Gate of the Hospital: Public Health Care Services, Poverty and Exclusion in Senegal, Explained by Children”, In: A. IDA and K. Umeya (eds.), Health and Society in Africa: Toward Humanized Medicine. p.93-127.
Fu-kyo-sha, Tokyo.

2022

“The Role of Development Actors in Humanitarian Crises: Importance of the Phased Approach to Development Assistance in the Ukraine Situation”, International Development Journal, Nov. 2022, Tokyo, p.38-41.

"Les vécus des douleurs et la qualité de vie des enfants cancéreux au Sénégal : Une analyse anthropologique en milieu hospitalier" ("Experience of Pain and Quality of Life for Children with Cancer in Senegal: Anthropological Analaysis in Hospital Settings", In : J. Tantchou, F. Louveau and M.-É. Gruénais (eds.), Le Bien-être au Nord et au Sud: Explorations (Well-being in North and South : Explorations). P.85-118. Jan. 2022, Éditions Académia et EME, Ottignies-Louvain-La-Neuve. P.85-118.

2020

"Grandir à l’hôpital au Sénégal. Les vécus des douleurs chez les enfants cancéreux en milieu hospitalier" ("Growing up in a Hospital in Senegal. Pain Experienced by Children with Cancer"), Revue des Sciences Sociales (Social Sciences Review), vol. 63, Jan. 2020, Strasbourg, p.78-87.

2019

"Entre soins et douleurs, des enfants malades à l’hôpital de Dakar" ("Between Care and Pain: Sick Children in a Hospital in Dakar", In: Yannick Jaffré (ed.), Enfants et soins en pédiatrie en Afrique de l’Ouest (Children and Paediatric Care in West Africa). Karthala, Paris. p.107-130.

"Words that Break the Silence: Dialogues in a Pediatric Unit in West Africa and Possibilities for Care", N: Narrative and Care, Vol. 10, 2019, Tokyo, Tomi-shobo.

2018

"L'annonce de la maladie et la fin de vie des enfants atteints d'un cancer à Dakar: entre soins, silences et pouvoir médical" ("Informing the Illness and the End of Life to Children with Cancer in Dakar : Between Care, Silence and Medical Authority"), Anthropologie & Santé (Anthropology and Health), Nov. 2018.

2017

"Silence and Words: Misunderstandings in a Peadiatric Unit in West Africa and Analysis on Open Dialogue", N : Narrative and Care, Vol 8, 2017, Tokyo, Tomi-shobo.

2016

“Les vécus de l’enfant hospitalisé à Dakar. Une analyse ethnographique des paroles et des interactions dans quelques services de pédiatrie à Dakar” ("Experiences of Hospitalized Children in Dakar. An Ethnographic Analysis of Speeches and Interactions in Paediatric Units in Dakar"), Doctoral Thesis, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), highest distinction, May 26, 2016.

2015

Jaffré Y., ENSPEDIA (eds.) Des enfants d’Afrique de l’Ouest parlent de la maladie, des soins, de l’hôpital. Comment leur répondre ? (Children from West Africa Talk about Illness, Care and the Hospital. How to Respond to Them?), Éditions Résurgences, Marseille.

A handbook for child-centered care in resource-poor settings, based on the results from empirical research done by a network of anthropologists and medical practitioners.

Awarded the Best of UNICEF Research Award 2016.

2013

"L'enfant hospitalisé en Afrique de l'Ouest: douleurs, soins, silences et sentiments" ("Hospitalized Children in West Africa: Pain, Care, Silence and Emotions"), Revue Corps (Body Review), vol.1, Paris, CNRS Éditions.

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) & World Business Associates Co., Ltd., Thematic Evaluation. Analysis of the Outcome Generating Process of 5S-KAIZEN-TQM Approach in Hospitals. Final Report. July 2013, JICA, Tokyo.

2012

"Mis-communication over the Announcement of Paediatric Cancer and the End of Life", N: Narrative and Care, Vol. 3, 2012, Tokyo, Tomi-shobo.

2005

“Making Reproductive Health Programming Equity-sensitive: Application of Human Security Approach”, Journal of Asian Women’s Studies, vol. 14, Dec, 2005.

Affiliations

Refugee Studies Forum

Japan Association for Global Health

Japanese Society of Health and Medical Sociology

Association for Medical Anthropology and Anthropology of Health (AMADES, France)

Children and Paediatric Care in West Africa (ENSPEDIA: Research network of medical schools, health professionals, anthropologists and sociologists in francophone Africa)

Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology

Others

<Related Research Project>

Research Project on the Socio-Economic Impact and Challenges of Non-Communicable Diseases in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

<Civic Activity>

Board Secretary in WoMena Uganda (NGO for enhancing women’s health through technologies) since 2021

<Award>

Best of UNICEF Research 2016

Jaffré Y., ENSPEDIA (eds.), Des enfants d’Afrique de l’Ouest parlent de la maladie, des soins, de l’hôpital. Comment leur répondre ? (Children from West Africa Talk about Illness, Care and the Hospital. How to Respond to Them?), Éditions Résurgences, Marseille.

(A handbook for child-centered care in resource-poor settings, based on the results from empirical research done by a network of anthropologists and medical practitioners.)