Main players in Japan

Below is a list of the main Japanese organizations involved in combating NTDs and projects that are ongoing as of 2019.

(Note: This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all relevant organizations, and will be updated as needed. Please contact the JAGntd secretariat with any requests to add or delete a listing.)

Last updated on December 20, 2019





Government agencies


  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
    • Technical assistance projects
      • Project for Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis; Micronesia, Tuvalu, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and Kiribati; October 2018 to February 2022
    • Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects
      • Consideration of a citizen-led opisthorchiasis prevention and control models through collaboration between local citizens and local public health agencies, Cambodia, February 2018 to January 2021
  • Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED)
    • International Collaborative Research Program for Tackling the NTDs (Neglected Tropical Diseases) Challenges in African countries
      • Establishment of the model for controlling neglected tropical diseases based on the development of rapid diagnostic methods and risk analysis, Zambia, scheduled for completion at the end of FY2019
      • Integrated research program for the control of dengue fever mosquito; Burkina Faso, West Africa; scheduled for completion at the end of FY2019
      • An innovative continent-wide NTD surveillance network based on simultaneous multiplex assay technology in Africa: Built on a foundation of batch/simultaneous diagnostic technology, Kenya, scheduled for completion at the end of FY2019
      • Integrated research to fight against Buruli ulcer and other skin NTDs in West Africa; Ivory Coast and Ghana; started in 2018
    • Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS) — Joint project with JICA
      • The Project for Establishment of Laboratory Surveillance System for Viral Diseases of Public Health Concern, Gabon, April 2016 to April 2021
      • Ecological Studies on Flying Foxes and Their Involvement in Rabies-related and Other Viral Infectious Diseases, Indonesia, July 2015 to July 2020
      • The Project for the Establishment of the One Health Prevention and Treatment Network Model for the Elimination of Rabies, Philippines, August 2018 to August 2023
      • Research and development of innovative technology for controlling the spread of malaria and other critical parasitic diseases through genetic epidemiology, Laos, May 2014 to April 2019
      • Project for Integrated Research and Development towards Chagas Disease Control, El Salvador, April 2018 to March 2023


Public-private funds