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October 31, 2017

Egypt Third Country Training Program (TCTP) on Infectious Diseases: Clinical and Laboratory Diagnosis

Within the framework of cooperation between JICA and Suez Canal University in the Third Country Training Program (TCTP), the course on "Infectious Diseases: Clinical and Laboratory Diagnosis" was provided to doctors and laboratory technicians from different African countries for 22 years aiming at supporting the capacity building of the African calibers who are working in the field of infectious diseases, such as Malaria, HIV/AIDS and TB, which are considered to be a huge challenge in the health sector.

Faculty of Medicine at Suez Canal University organized the course for 17 participants from 9 African countries including Malawi, Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Burundi, Mozambique, and Eritrea. The course has a long history and unique features including:

  1. Collaboration with Medical Institute in Japan and Support by Japanese Experts.Dr. Famio Kawano, Honorary Director, National Hospital Organization Kumamoto Medical Center, provided sustainable support to launch the course since its early beginning. This year, Dr. Kawano received JICA Recognition Award[1] for his long-standing contribution to JICA's activities in Japan and Egypt.

    Additionally, Dr. Namiko Yoshihara, Former Chief of AIDS research Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, who is well-known as the "Mother" of this course, has been awarded last year for her great contribution and support that she has been giving through this course for many years. Dr. Yoshihara has been providing practical lectures on Rapid testing of HIV and HBsAg, which is considered to be one of the most popular lectures.

  2. Ex-participants invited as lecturers.Many of the course's participants became top professionals in their countries. JICA invited two of the previous participants; one from Kenya and the other from Uganda, as experts in HIV/AIDS and Malaria diseases. They came to Egypt not only to provide academic lectures, but also to share their as ex-participants to motivate the current participants.

The 5-weeks training course finished and the participants went back home acquainted with new knowledge and experiences.

JICA wishes the participants will utilize the knowledge they gained from the course in developing their home countries.

PhotoLecture by Dr. Kawano

PhotoLecture by Dr. Kawano


PhotoPractical lecture on Rapid HBsAg & HIV by Dr. Yoshihara

PhotoPractical lecture on Rapid HBsAg & HIV by Dr. Yoshihara


PhotoClosing Ceremony of the training program

PhotoClosing Ceremony of the training program


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