Japanese power to realize aero Malaria
Challenge in Japan.
Aiming to realize zero malaria from Japan.
The world's ZERO MALARIA CHALLENGE
It started from Japan.
MARTIN EDLUND (Malaria No More CEO)
“The Government and people of Japan deserve tremendous credit for the historic progress the world has made combatting malaria—including 7 million lives saved and more than 1 billion malaria cases averted. Japan’s leadership at the 2000 G8 summit in Okinawa, Japan, made possible the creation of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which has been the leading funder of malaria control efforts around the world. Japan’s continued commitment to global health – including on the Universal Health Coverage and Health Security agendas – will be essential to achieving our goal of a malaria-free world.”
The Global Fund
Born at the G8 Kyushu Okinawa Summit
The Global Funds that support infectious diseases (AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria)control worth as much as 800 billion yen in total.
The fund which made the movement in the world was created based on the recommendation made at the G8 Kyushu Okinawa Summit in 2000. Therefore, Japan is considered to be one of the "founding parents" of the Global Fund.
Technology by the Japanese companies are needed for achieving zero malaria
Bed nets being used in Japan for a long time are effective for Malaria prevention. Especially, effectiveness of insecticide-treated bed nets manufactured by Japanese companies are widely recognized in the world.
It is expected that applying insecticidal paint on the inner walls of a room would prevent mosquito bites
Malaria prevention vaccine is currently under development. In Japan, research institutions and private companies have been collaborating to pursue practical application of vaccines in the 2020s is advancing through collaboration between.
Established as a private fund in order to promote infectious diseases control and drug development for developing countries by private companies.
Inauguration of the Malaria Consortium
At the Nikkei Asia Infectious Disease Conference, the Malaria Consortium was established the consideration that "Malaria eradication is the next following the Polio eradication".
The consortium is seeking effective ways of collaboration among public sector, private sector and academia as “All-Japan Approach” in order to develop more effective tools for treatment, diagnosis and prevention to achieve zero malaria.
Japan has "experience" in realizing Zero Malaria.
Malaria was a common disease in Japan in the past.
Thorough the thorough measures against infectious diseases after the War Zero Malaria was declared in Honshu in the 1950s and in Okinawa in 1962.
There are various lessons to learn from the success of elimination in Okinawa including active community participation and organized malaria control strategy.