February 6, 2023

【Event Report】The Online Event on World NTD Day

On January 30, 2023, "World NTD(Neglected Tropical Diseases) Day" approved by the World Health Organization (WHO), Japan Preparatory Committee collaboration with Global Health Innovative Technology Fund(GHIT Fund), Nagasaki University School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health/Japan Alliance on Global Neglected Tropical Diseases(JAGntd), DNDi Japan, SDGs Promise Japan, Japanese Society of Tropical Medicine Students’ Branch(J-Trops), Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association supported by Nikkei FT Communicable Diseases Conference, hosted an online event titled " Roadmap to Achieve the 2030 SDGs and Control NTDs".


Osamu Kunii, CEO of GHIT Fund also took the stage and stated, "Partnership is the key to success; we want to unite in partnership with the NTDs community to accelerate research and development.

The online event included a valuable lecture on the current situation of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) by international organizations, the Japanese government, academia, and NTD patients, as well as expectations for future activities to combat NTDs.

Nearly 200 people participated in the event and were united in their efforts to start preparations for the G7 Hiroshima Summit on contributions to global NTD countermeasures, starting with Japan.


A video is available here.
※This online event (video) was held in Japanese.



We also participated in webinars organized by the WHO and contribute to the fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) through global partnerships.


World NTD Day 2023 – Dr Tedros’ message


Act now. Act together. Invest in neglected tropical diseases - World NTD Day 2023


World NTD Day 2023 – Partners video