January 24, 2022

Register Now! The online live event on World NTD Day

January 30th is "World NTD Day" approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) are a group of 20 diseases defined by WHO that mainly afflict the poor in developing countries. The suppression of NTDs is also listed in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and suppression of NTDs is indispensable for creating a better future for the earth and humankind. NTDs are named tropical diseases, but some diseases also exist in Japan. 


The online live event on January 30th will talk about NTDs related to Japan and about the people involved with NTDs in Japan. We hope that you will feel NTDs as a familiar issue and understand the importance of NTD measures in the age of with corona. Special illuminations of Tokyo Tower, Nagasaki City, and Goryokaku in Hakodate will also be broadcast.


Please register from the Peatix page.


Timetable (* Seminar content is subject to change without notice)

・16: 00-16: 10 Opening

・16: 10-17: 10 Part 1: Tropical diseases that are also found in Japan

 ・What are NTDs?

 ・Japanese NTDs ① Scabies

 ・Japanese NTDs ② Chagas disease

 ・Japanese NTDs ③ Fasciolosis

・17: 10-18: 10 Part 2: People involved in NTD measures

 ・Dialogue ① GHIT Fund × Sysmex Corporation

 ・Dialogue ② DNDi Japan × Shionogi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

 ・Dialogue ③ Sasakawa Health Foundation x Janssen Pharma Co., Ltd.

 ・Dialogue ④ JICA x Eisai Co., Ltd. 18: 10-18: 30 Light-up broadcast, closing


Co-sponsored by: SDGs Promise Japan (SPJ), Nagasaki University Tropical Medicine Research Institute / Japan Neglected Tropical Medicine Alliance (JAGntd), Japanese Society of Tropical Medicine Student Subcommittee (J-Trops)

Sponsor: Eisai Co., Ltd., Global Health Innovative Technology Foundation (GHIT Fund), Sasakawa Health Foundation

Sponsored by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Nonprofit Organization DNDi Japan, Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases

Cooperation: TOKYO TOWER Co., Ltd., Nagasaki City Hall, Goryokaku Tower Co., Ltd.


More detailes about the campaign is here