Akinori HAMADA is an associate professor at the Faculty of Sociology, Kansai University. He is a medical anthropologist who has carried out anthropological fieldwork in a rural town in Southern Ghana. His research has focused on distribution of pharmaceuticals and introduction of health insurance. Currently, he researches the effects of infectious disease projects and pharmaceuticals. He co-edited How Do Biomedicines Shape People’s Lives, Socialities and Landscapes? with Mikako TODA (National Museum of Ethnology, Japan, 2017).