November 17, 2020

[Register Now!] Webinar series on NTDs: Global Trends and Japan's Experience - Japanese Language Only

The Japan Alliance on Global Neglected Tropical Diseases (JAGntd) will host a webinar series on NTDs focused on Global Trends and Japan's Experience. 


While the fight against NTDs is increasingly recognized worldwide as critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the frontline of the fight against NTDs continues to face many challenges, including the lack of appropriate medicines, weak health systems in low-and middle- income countries, and distrust of modern medicine. The new WHO NTD Roadmap was officially endorsed by member states during the 73rd World Health Assembly on November 12th.


In this webinar series conducted in Japanese, experts will provide an introduction to NTDs, as well as goals and challenges of the NTD roadmap. Speakers will also highlight current programs and activities to eliminate NTDs in the COVID-19 era. 

Seminar 1: Introduction to NTDs & Lymphatic Filariasis

[Date/Time] Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 3:30-5:00 pm JST

[Registration] https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YaXoTgpvQfO-6y_-jq6akw


  • Aya Yajima, Technical Officer, Malaria, Other Vectorborne and Parasitic Diseases Unit, Division of Communicable Diseases, WHO Pacific Regional Office

  • Isao Tada, Professor Emeritus, Kyushu University

  • Makoto Sekihara, Specialist, JICA's Regional Filaria Control Project in the Pacific


[Language] Japanese

[Fee] Free

[Organizer] Japan Alliance on Global Neglected Tropical Diseases (JAGntd)

[Sponsor] GHIT Fund



Future events

Seminar 2: "Skin NTDs," December 2020

Seminar 3: “Schistosomiasis,” January 2021

Seminar 4: “Chagas Disease,” February 2021

Seminar 5: “Leprosy,” February 2021

Seminar 6: “Mycetoma,” March 2021