Japanese power to realize aero Malaria

Challenge in Japan.
Aiming to realize zero malaria from Japan.

It started from Japan.


“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.”

2000年 沖縄でのG8サミットにおける日本のリーダーシップは、世界中のマラリア対策への取り組みをリードし、世界エイズ・結核・マラリア対策基金(グローバルファンド)の創設を可能にしました。そのイニシアティブによって、世界でマラリアに対抗してきた歴史的な進歩、すなわち700万人の命を救ったこと、10億人以上のマラリア患者を救済したことに大きな謝意を表します。マラリアのない世界の目標を達成するためには、ユニバーサル・ヘルス・カバレッジや健康安全保障の課題を含め、グローバルヘルスへの日本の継続的な取り組みが不可欠です。

The Global Fund
Born at the G8 Kyushu Okinawa Summit
in 2000

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

mosquito net

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.

Insecticidal paint

It is expected that applying insecticidal paint on the inner walls of a room would prevent mosquito bites

Vaccine Development

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.