Japan: Country Representative

Japan's Director of HUG Education and Research: 
Yoko Shimpuku, RN, CNM, PHN, PhD, CHT, has worked clinically as a nurse midwife in both hospitals and birth centers in Japan. She earned her PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Yoko's work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at international conferences. She conducts research in Tanzania for the education of pregnant women, adolescent girls, and local midwives. A former intern with the WHO, Yoko's international efforts have been recognized with multiple research grants and awards. She is an Assistant Professor at St. Luke’s College of Nursing, Tokyo, and created the Japanese HUG website andFacebook page. Contact Yoko at yokokitty@gmail.com  Read about The HUG in Japan.