世界NTDの日連動企画

「学生コンテスト」

毎年1月30日は、世界保健機関(WHO)が承認している「世界NTDの日」です。NTDsは熱帯病と名付けられていますが、日本との関連は少なくありません。一部のNTDsは依然として日本にも存在しています。また、日本政府だけでなく日本にゆかりのある多くの企業や組織が、治療薬の開発や製造、研究など幅広い面から貢献しています。

本コンテストはユース世代にNTDsについて広く理解や関心を高めてもらうことを通して、NTDsを自分ごととして捉え、私たちにできることを考えることが目的です。なお、国際的に展開される「世界NTDの日」関連イベントの一環として実施されます。

Sharing History of controlling/eradicating NTDs


Japan has implemented advanced efforts to control NTDs. Specifically, these include schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis, and rabies.


We have been working with experts to compile information about rabies control in Japan. We are willing to dispatch useful information on how Japan has successfully eradicated rabies. Now we are working on creating useful tools for rabies control from different perspectives (education, vaccine method).


Our Plans:

  • Summarize the history of NTDs Conrol in Japan and share it with the world

     - Consolidate specific measures and knowledge on rabies control

     - Disseminate information using easy-to-understand tools. 


  • Rabies control in the Phillipines

     - Develop a new method to enable large-scale vaccination of dogs.

     - Implement dog vaccination by a third-party organization.

https://rabies-history.jp/

Uniting with the government 


To increase Japan's contribution to NTDs, we have been engaging with bureaucrats and recommending to implement NTDs countermeasures to the policy. Our proposal was adopted in the policy proposal of NTDs Parliamentary Group in Japanese Government. 


Through discussion with the government officials, we came to realize that it is crucial to gain publicity of NTDs in order to get further investment from the government.

We will carry out projects to raise awareness of NTDs in Japan with the future intention of improving Japan's contribution to NTDs. 


Our Plans:

  • Address additional investment to NTDs to the Japanese Government
  • Advocacy Campaigns to Raise Awareness of NTDs among Japan

 

(Picture above: Policy Proposal to the NTDs all-party parliamentary group of Japanese Government )