12 trainees in the field of infectious disease control from Asia, Africa, and Central America come to Nagasaki

Hisakazu Hiraoka, Associate Professor
Center for International Collaborative Research

Nagasaki University accepted 12 trainees, who work at administrative bodies of countermeasures to combat infectious diseases, for three weeks to offer the JICA training: “Countermeasure for communicable Diseases.” They were from China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana(2), India, Indonesia, Kenya, Pakistan, Panama, South Sudan, and Zambia, and stayed from August 19 to September 8.

First, they visited MHLW and institutions in Tokyo related to countermeasures to combat infectious diseases and learned Japanese laws and implementation systems. In Nagasaki, they visited various institutions in order to observe the work environment.

They developed and discussed their action plans, which they would undertake after going back to their countries, including: “Promotion for taking a vaccination of Japanese encephalitis,” “Decreasing patients of Hepatitis C virus,” “Early detection of T.B.,” “Prevention of hospital-acquired infection,” and “Developing surveillance measures against episodic infectious diseases,” and “Improvement of activities for prevention of malaria.”


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