28-30 August 2019
Yokohama, Japan

Flyer for the Ticad side eventThe 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) is organized by the Government of Japan and co-hosted by the United Nations, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank, and the African Union Commission (AUC). The theme of the conference is “Advancing Africa’s Development through People, Technology and Innovation“.




Africa will be free from NTDs – The Partnership between Africa and Japan, past, present, and future

Organized by Japan Alliance on Global Neglected Diseases (JAGntd) and Global Health Innovative Technology (GHIT) Fund

Date: Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Time: 13:00-14:30
Venue: Exhibition Hall B-B03


  • Kazuyo Ichimori, Chair, JAGntd Advisory Committee
  • Yasuhisa Shiozaki, Member of the House of Representatives
  • Manabu Sumi, Director, Global Health Policy Division, International Cooperation Bureau Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Christopher Elias, President, Global Development Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Shinichi Kitaoka, President of JICA
  • Mwelecele Ntuli Malecela, WHO, Director of the WHO Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • Kenji Hirayama, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University
  • Haruo Naito, Representative Corporate Officer and CEO of Eisai
  • Takao Toda, Vice President of JICA
  • Rebecca Moeti, WHO, Regional Director for Africa
  • Monique Wasunna, Director DNDi Africa
  • Catherine Ohura, CEO & Executive Director of the GHIT Fund



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