The Japan NTD Tracker summarizes the amount of money Japan is spending to contribute to global NTD measures.
The details of the organizations and programs monitored by Japan NTD Tracker are as follows. In addition to those listed here, domestic research institutes are conducting a number of NTDs-related research with government research grants, but they are omitted.
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
An independent administrative agency under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is the implementing agency for Japan's Official Development Assistance. We are engaged in various cooperation projects for the socio-economic development of developing countries.
Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund)
A public interest corporation jointly funded by the Government of Japan (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare), Japanese pharmaceutical companies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Wellcome Trust. Invested in drug research and development for malaria, tuberculosis and NTDs from 2013.
"International Joint Research Program for NTDs Countermeasures in Africa" by Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED)
AMED is a national research and development corporation under the jurisdiction of the Cabinet Office, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and was established in 2015. Of the many medical research support programs undertaken by AMED, only the amount subsidized by the "International Joint Research Program for NTDs Countermeasures in Africa" is included here. The program was created in response to the 2015 Global Research Council, when Prime Minister Abe (then) announced that he would launch an international collaborative research focused on African NTDs. Grant from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology for the purpose of developing preventive, diagnostic, drug discovery, and therapeutic methods for NTDs, aiming for social implementation of results, and developing human resources for young researchers in Africa through joint research. It is operated in.
Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS)
SATREPS is a project of the Japanese government that promotes joint research with developing countries with the aim of solving global issues. The field of infectious diseases of SATREPS was originally operated jointly by the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (JST) and JICA, but in 2015 it was transferred to the joint operation of AMED and JICA. Here, the amount of Japanese cooperation in a research project that includes NTDs in the field of SATREPS infectious diseases after transfer is included.
Government Contribution to Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN)
ESPEN is a project under the jurisdiction of the WHO Africa Regional Office, supporting NTDs mass dosing programs in 52 African countries. The Government of Japan has contributed to ESPEN since 2019 and has included this.