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About the Asian section

Asian Regional Editor
Masatoshi Matsumoto is the professor of community medicine at Hiroshima University, Japan. He is a general practitioner who worked for some years in the least populated mountain village in rural Japan. He has taught rural health at Jichi Medical University, the Japanese medical school founded solely for producing rural doctors, for more than ten years. His academic interests are rural health policy, rural medical education, medical anthropology and rural community-based epidemiology.

Paul Worley, Executive Director Medical Services for Country Health South Australia Local Health Network and former Dean of the School of Medicine at Flinders University, is the Editor-in-Chief of Rural and Remote Health. Paul is a practicing rural doctor and, as Editor, shapes and guides the journal, oversees the review process and supports and advises authors, taking an active interest in the progress of each article in production.

Senior Editor
Melbourne-based Melissa Storey offers expert editorial assistance to authors at each stage in the publication process. Melissa assists authors with submissions, corrections and publication, and coordinates the editing of accepted papers to academic publishing standards. Melissa is responsible for editorial development and generates information for authors.

Journal Manager
Jenny Bigelow has been with the journal for 3 years. She works from Geelong, Victoria, and deals with the day-to-day running of the journal. She manages the smooth flow of articles through the publication process and coordinates development of the journal site. She is also involved in formatting articles, tables and graphics for Web publication and is available to advise authors and answer user queries. She is the friendly response from the ejrh email address.

Asian Editorial Panel

The members of the editorial board are as follows:
Paul Worley (Australia)
Regional Editor
Masatoshi Matsumoto (Japan)
Associate Editor
Vinod Bhat (India)
Rural Health Policy
Yoshiharu Fukuda (Japan)
viroj wiwanitkit (thailand)
Rural Health Education
Kazuo Inoue (Japan)
Ryuichi Kawamoto (Japan)
Rural Health Education and Practice
P Ravi Shankar (Nepal)
Rural Health Practice
Jena Hamadani (Bangladesh)
Hee-Cheol Kang (South Korea)
Hematram Yadav (Malaysia)