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January 24, 2022

JICA in collaboration with Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and Nagasaki University hosted the 1st Knowledge Sharing Workshop on Infectious Diseases.

On January 24, the Knowledge Sharing workshop on Infectious Diseases was held in Abuja. This is the first friendly academic exchange with laboratories of long-term training students under the Program for Fostering Global Leaders on Infectious Disease Control to Build Resilience against Public Health Emergencies (PREPARE). There are 4 students in total on this program with 3 male students undergoing PhD programs in Nagasaki University, Japan and one female student in Hokkaido University, Japan. The first student was dispatched in 2018.

The main objective of this seminar is to yield fruitful experiences for young researchers in Nigeria Center for Disease Control and to increase the opportunities for NCDC young researchers to familiarize the research activities in Japan at PhD and Post-Doctoral level. It is important to build this strong academic relationship between the NCDC and Japanese Research Institutes with the hope that it will lead to future cooperation including possible joint research among them that can contribute to eliminating the burden of infectious disease in Nigeria

Following the workshop, participants were encouraged and gained better insight on research activities on infectious diseases from the current PhD students and their laboratories. JICA will continue to support NCDC in its human resource development efforts

PhotoCross section of participants

PhotoGroup photo with participants from JICA and NCDC


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