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seminar(27th November 2008)

Seminar JSPS AA Science Platform Programme on Tropical Diseases in East Africa, "Multidimensional approach to Sickness in Africa"
Date 27th November 2008
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 multidimensional approach for the research of sickness in Africa by exchanging experiences.
  2. To have new ideas of research on neglected tropical infectious diseases from various points of view.
  3. To enhance our research activities by having comments by Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize Laureates, Prof. Were and Prof. Greenwood.
 • JSPS : Japan Society for the Promortion of Science
 • AA : Asia and Africa

27th November 2008
Time Presentation Speaker
08:30 – 09:00 Registration and Reception
09:00 – 09:10 Opening Remarks Prof. Masaaki Shimada, NUITM
09:10 – 11:00 Session 1) Sickness from the View Point of Field Works
(09:10 – 09:50) Aspect of Anthropology Dr Wakana Sheeno,
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
(09:50 – 10:30) Aspect of Human Behaviour Dr. Osuke Komazawa, NUITM
(10:30 – 11:00) Aspect of Vector Dr. Kyoko Futami, NUITM
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:50 Session 2) Sickness from the view point of Laboratory Works
(11:30 – 12:10) Aspect of Pathogen Dr. Matiru Mwau, KEMRI
(12:10 – 12:50) Aspect of Genetics Prof. Kenji Hirayama, NUITM
12:50 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:20 Session 3) Sickness from the view point of Epidemiological Works
(14:00 – 14:40) Aspect of Public Health Prof. Satoshi Kaneko, NUITM
(14:40 – 15:20) Aspect of Health Policies Dr. Sally Mtenga, IHI
15:20 – 16:00 Discussion
16:00 - Closing Remarks Mr. Itsuhiro Hazama, JSPS

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