The Graduate School of Health Sciences of Ryukyu University has shown a certain role as a member school of the Asia Pacific Consortium for Public Health Academia, and graduate students and faculty members have made presentations every year. This year, on September 22-23, 2022, the University of the Philippines School of Public Health, with which the Graduate School of Health Sciences has a long-standing cooperative relationship, hosted the event. Mr. Credo, an international student of the JICA Graduate Cooperation Program and a doctoral student of the Graduate School of Health Sciences, received the third place award for his poster presentation on the results of his research project on maternal and child health in Laos. This was the result of a comprehensive evaluation of the quality of her research, its academic and social significance, and the design of her poster by several reviewers. The title of the presentation is “Sociodemographic and economic inequalities in access to maternal health services in Lao PDR.” The study was conducted with co-researchers from the Ministry of Health of Lao PDR, and the results revealed the impact of social and economic inequalities on maternal and child health services in Lao PDR. A paper is currently being prepared for publication in an international journal.