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国立成育医療研究センターについて About National Center for Child Health and Development

国立成育医療研究センターについて About National Center for Child Health and Development

Message from the President

Takashi Igarashi, MD, PhD
Takashi Igarashi, MD, PhD

“We promote advanced medicine and innovative research in health care for infants, children, adolescents, young adults and their families.”

Our mission at the National Center for Child Health and Development (NCCHD) is to advance the health and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, young adults and their mothers through providing first-rate clinical care, innovative research, and education.

We offer the highest-quality medical care supported by new and original research. Our hospital and research institute have worked together to create exciting innovations in medicine and health care, such as establishing induced pluripotent stem (iPS) or embryonic stem (ES) cells for biomedical applications, conducting clinical studies at our hospital, and advancing global research in maternal and child health. We aim to forge ahead with our collaborative research in the years to come.

Several new departments were created in the NCCHD with the aim of bolstering the clinical research and development activities of both our hospital and research institute. Our hospice care facility, “Momiji House for children and young adults,” which was founded in April 2016, has gotten off to a strong start. This new facility provides medical care and support for patients while also helping families to come to terms with their child’s condition and prognosis and to enable them to spend quality time with their child.

All the staff at the NCCHD are united in their aspiration to enhance the quality of life of the patients. The high standard of health care and research at NCCHD reflect this ambition. We always take a professional, honest, and respectful approach to our patients and their families and provide comprehensive support to the children, adolescents, and young adults in our care. In our day-to-day work, we constantly keep in mind the contribution we can make to clinical research and how we can shape medical and health care, the health and quality of the life of patients and their families, and society as a whole.

At the NCCHD we also invest in future health care through educating, training, and supporting the next generation of doctors and healthcare workers who will play an important role in medicine, patient care, health, social services, research, and education in the years to come.

We are very proud of having been chosen as one of the world’s 30 Most Technologically Advanced Children’s Hospitals last year. Thank you for your interest and support in our center. We always welcome opportunities for collaboration and hope we can work together towards the shared goal of achieving accessible, high-quality health care for all children and their families.


Sincerely yours,

Takashi Igarashi, MD, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer
National Center for Child Health and Development
Tokyo, Japan