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seminar(29-31 August, 2007)

Seninar JSPS AA Science Platform Program on Tropical Diseases in East Africa, "Possibility of multidisciplinary study at DSS sites"
Date 29-31 August, 2007
Venue The multi-purpose hall/Conference Room of the Japan Information and Culture Centre of The Embassy of Japan
Language English
Host Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS),
Nagasaki University Nairobi Research Station
Aim The aim of the seminar is to provide the participants with an opportunity of sharing scientific experiences with a view of identifying areas of multidisciplinary research.
Expected outcome (Goals)
  1. To understand the importance of multidisciplinary approach in DSS site for the research of infectious diseases by exchanging experiences.
  2. To have new ideas of research on neglected tropical infectious diseases in DSS sites from various points of view (multidisciplinary approach will be more preferable).
  3. To standardize the method of data collection at different DSS sites for the collaboration of research on the same theme.
Japan Society for the Promortion of Science
Asia and Africa

Day 1 <29th August(Wed)>
Time Presentation Speaker
09:00–12:00 Preparation of Place
12:00–14:00 Registration and Reception (Refreshment)
14:00–14:10 Opening Remarks Mr. Masahiro Omura,
Embassy of Japan
14:10–14:20 What is JSPS and AA Science Platform Programme? Ms. Chigusa Ogaya,
JSPS International Program Department
14:20–14:30 What is our Programme? Prof. Masaaki Shimada, NUITM
14:30–14:40 What is this seminar for? Prof. Masaaki Shimada, NUITM
14:40–15:40 DSS ( Demographic Surveillance System) and the Importance in Epidemiology Dr. Hassan Mshinda, Director, IHRDC
15:40–16:00 Coffee Break
16:00–17:00 Nature of Infectious Disease and the Research at DSS sites Prof. Masaaki Shimada, NUITM
18:00–19:30 Cocktail Dinner (Place:Upper Hills Springs)
Day 2 <30th August(Thu)>
Time Presentation Speaker
09:00–09:30 DSS site in Suba and our method of data collection Prof Satoshi Kaneko, NUITM
09:30–10:00 How do we collect demographic data practically at DSS sites? Dr. Rose Nathan Lema, IHRDC
10:00–10:30 Utility of GIS Integration of very high resolution Quickbird satellite images and high accuracy GPS data in setting-up a demographic surveillance system (DSS) in East Africa, Western Kenya Dr. Emmanuel Mushinzimana, ICIPE
10:30–11:00 Application of PDA for the collection of data at DSS site Mr. James Kopiyo, NUITM
11:00–11:15 Break
11:15–11:45 A proposal of research on diarrheal diseases in a DSS site. Prof. Yoshio Ichinose, NUITM
11:45–12:15 How do we apply molecular biology in DSS sites? Dr. Kefas Mugittu, IHRDC
12:15–12:45 Summary session 1 Chaired by;
Dr. Kefas Mugittu, IHRDC
Prof Satoshi Kaneko, NUITM
12:45–14:00 Lunch Break
14:00–14:30 Long-term monitoring of malaria vectors and transmission in Suba District Prof Noboru Minakawa, NUITM
14:30–15:00 Bed net coverage and usage in Suba District Mr. Gabriel O Dida, NUITM
15:00–15:30 Basic research of malaria mosquitoes in laboratory Dr. Kyoko Futami, NUITM
15:30–16:00 Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Programme: Opportunity for Control of Other Diseases Sammy Njenga, KEMRI
16:00–16:15 Coffee Break
16:15–16:45 Economical and Sociological aspects at DSS sites. Dr. Flora Lucas Kessy, IHRDC
16:45–17:15 Water and Sanitation Mr. Rashid Ochieng, NUITM
17:15–17:45 Anthropological approach to disease recognition at DSS sites Dr. Ohsuke Komazawa
17:45–18:15 Summary session 2 Chaired by;
Prof Noboru Minakawa, NUITM
Dr. Sammy Njenga, KEMRI
18:15 Closing Day 2
Day 3 <31st August(Fri)>
Time Presentation Speaker
09:00–09:30 Malaria Case Management in the Light of Rural Livelihood and Vulnerabilities: The Case of Kilombero District, Tanzania. Mr. Iddy Mayumana, IHRDC
09:30–10:00 Environmental issue in DSS sites Mr. Mohamed Karama, KEMRI
10:00–10:30 How do we organize the data obtained from DSS sites? Dr. Honorati Masanja, IHRDC
10:30–10:45 Break
10:45–12:00 Free Discussion
Summary session 3
Scientific Conclusion
Chaired by;
Prof Masaaki Shimada, NUITM
Dr. Hassan Mshinda, IHRDC
12:00–12:10 Closing Remarks Mr. Masahiro Omura,
Embassy of Japan
Tidying Up the Hall

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