Mahoko  Kamatsuchi

Mahoko Kamatsuchi

Senior Health Specialist

Mahoko Kamatsuchi is a Senior Health Specialist with expertise and experience in health system strengthening, essential service delivery, nutrition, maternal-child health, disease surveillance, pandemic preparedness including COVID-19, climate & health, immunization, gender-based violence, public health policy in developing countries with the World Bank, UNICEF, Harvard School of Public Health and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Mahoko is well versed in Bank operations and of very complex operations and analytics, having worked in sensitive political climates for the Central African Republic, Uzbekistan, Republic of Iran, Niger, Republic of Congo, Mali and Sudan. She is currently based in the Headquarters of the World Bank,  working in the East Asia and Pacific region where she provides technical and operational support to Lao PDR and leads Myanmar’s analytics for health, ensures quality assurance of numerous country portfolios as Vietnam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Tonga and Mongolia, and is the climate & health focal point for the region.

Prior to joining the Bank, Mahoko worked with UNICEF and lived in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia (including leading the emergency response in the West-East Timor crisis), Mexico, and in Panama at the UNICEF Latin America and Caribbean regional office. Mahoko also was a Senior Advisor at Harvard School of Public Health working on Tanzania, and spent extensive time on integrated health services delivery research globally and in Zambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Mahoko holds a Doctorate and Master’s degrees in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health, a Master’s in International Relations from Sophia University Japan, and an undergraduate degree from the Catholic University of Chile in Santiago, Chile.  Mahoko is Japanese and speaks English, French, Spanish, Indonesian and Japanese fluently.