TICAD8 Official Side Event

Health-Related Quality of Life and Well-being by Drug Development and African Traditional Medicines

Date and Time

September 20, 2022

From 16:00 - 18:00 (Japanese time)

International ONLINE Symposium in English and Japanese (with simultaneous translation)

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  • 熊本大学
  • 認定NPO法人 ROCINANTES
研究拠点形成事業 Bアジア・アフリカ学術基盤形成型 日本学術振興会

Background

Kumamoto University is collaborating with African universities to conduct research for the improvement of healthcare services in Africa by utilizing more effectively and safely the medicinal plants that have been traditionally used. Our research endeavors are based on cutting-edge science and knowledge to promote healthier and better lives in Africa, and to improve its healthcare services. As one of these activities, we held the 7th Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD7) Post Forum in Kumamoto. Based on the discussions on healthcare and medical environment at the TICAD7, we announced the "Kumamoto statement 2019" as a proposal for improving healthcare in Africa, and have been working in accordance with this statement through Public-Private-Partnerships (P3) including academia (PPP-A).

Since the end of 2019, the global pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus has dramatically transformed the global medical and public health environment. Particularly in Africa, where viral infections were still the leading cause of death, socioeconomic activities have significantly stagnated due to weak social infrastructure against viral infections. Especially, vulnerable populations have been severely affected. In the future, the provision for adequate healthcare in Africa, including for COVID-19, will be crucial to promote a healthier and better life.

In order to contribute to the improvement of healthcare services that are compatible with the current standard of living and healthcare systems in Africa, it is important to utilize not only state-of-the-art medicine but also the traditional medicines that are being used by 80% of the African population. Therefore, we decided to hold an international online symposium "Health-Related Quality of Life and Well-being by Drug Development and African Traditional Medicines," on September 20th 2022, as an official side event of TICAD8.

Core Message

To support the safe and effective use of African traditional medicines for the improvement of healthcare and medicinal environment that are suited to the current situation in Africa, we will revise specific action plans into current version, Kumamoto Statement 2022, through discussion with healthcare experts from Public, Private and Academic sides. It will be helpful to promote a resilient and sustainable society, leading to a “Win-Win-Win” situation for the people in Africa, the people in Japan, and society at large, with the spirit of “Sanpo Yoshi (meaning Good for all three sides)”.

Objectives

  1. To build a collaborative positive network among public, private, and academia in Japan and Africa, for Health-Related Quality of Life and Well-being in Africa
  2. To organize a database of African natural products to tackle the burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases.
  3. To provide a technical and scientific framework for the advancement of research and development in African traditional medicine and medicinal plants, as well as to strengthen African countries' capabilities in the application, standardization, and manufacturing of African traditional medicines.
  4. To encourage African countries in constructing commercialization and marketing distribution methods for natural products.

Expected Effects

  1. Increased access to traditional medicines and improved public health services for African communities.
  2. The burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases will be reduced in Africa by effective utilization of medicinal plants.
  3. An active platform for frequent contacts on the "state of the art approaches" in the practice of traditional herbal medicine between Japan and African nations.
  4. Creating a systematic survey/catalogue of herbal/medicinal products, attributes, practitioners, institutions, and current research.
  5. Establishment of a pilot plant for the extraction of pharmaceutical ingredients from medicinal plants, as well as the development of standardization and quality control processes; provision of equipment and laboratory instruments.
  6. Development of drug candidates by utilizing research on African traditional medicines and medicinal plants
  7. Education, discipline development, and expert training in agricultural practices for skilled workers, practitioners, and health management experts.

Program

Host: Hirofumi Kai
Vice President, Kumamoto University
Hisao Ogawa
Hisao Ogawa

President, Kumamoto University

Biography
Jun 1978
Resident, Kumamoto University Hospital
Nov 1979
Resident, Kumamoto Chuo Hospital
May 1980
Resident, Kumamoto University Hospital
Jun 1980
Medical resident, Kumamoto University Hospital
July 1980
Worked at Amakusa Chuo Hospital
July 1981
Worked at National Cardiovascular Center
Jul 1984
Medical Assistant, Kumamoto University Hospital
Feb. 1985
Research Assistant, Kumamoto University (Health Administration Center)
Apr 1986
Worked at Yatsushiro General Hospital
Apr 1987
Research Assistant, Kumamoto University Hospital
Jul 1991
Lecturer, Kumamoto University (Hospital, Faculty of Medicine)
Apr 1997
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Kumamoto University
Oct. 2000
Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Kumamoto University
Apr 2005
Deputy Director, Kumamoto University Hospital (until Mar 2007)
Oct. 2007
Deputy Director, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center
Feb. 2008
President, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center
Apr. 2021
President, Kumamoto University
Tetsuro Yano
Tetsuro Yano

President, Association of African Economy and Development

Biography
November 1946
Born in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
March 1970
Graduated from the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Law, Keio University
April 1983
First elected as a member of Tochigi Prefectural Assembly
July 1992
First elected to the House of Councillors
August 1995
Parliamentary Vice Minister of Defense
September 1997
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Aug. 1999
Chairman of the House of Councillors Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee
October 2002
Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
July 2003
Vice President, Japan-Africa Union (AU) Parliamentary League of Friendship
July 2004
Chairman of the LDP Diet Committee, House of Councillors
May 2008
Chairman of the Association of African Economic and Development
to present
Hirofumi Kai
Hirofumi Kai

hairman of the executive committee of Previous symposium
Vice President, Kumamoto University

Biography
Mar 1983
Graduated from Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University
Mar 1985
Completed Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University
Apr 1985
Research Fellow, Pharmacology, Tsukuba Research Laboratories, Eisai Co.
Apr 1987
Research Assistant, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University
(1992-6: Department of Anatomy, UCSF School of Medicine, U.S.A., as an overseas researcher of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
Jun 1997
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University
Apr 2001
Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University
Nov. 2002
Special Assistant to the President, Kumamoto University (in charge of research) (to Mar. 2009)
Apr 2011
Director, Center for Drug Discovery Research, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University (to Mar 2015)
Apr. 2011
Special Assistant to the President, Kumamoto University (in charge of Endowment and Alumni Association) (to Mar. 2013)
Apr. 2013
Deputy Dean, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Education (to Mar. 2015)
Apr. 2021
Dean, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Education, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Apr. 2021
Vice President of Kumamoto University, in charge of Strategy, Regional Development and Regional Collaboration)
Haruo Naito
Haruo Naito

Eisai Co. Ltd., Director, Representative Corporate Officer and CEO

Biography

Dr. Naito received an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management in June 1974. He joined Eisai Co., Ltd. in October 1975 and has been President and CEO since April 1988. He was Vice President of the Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (JPMA) from May 1998 to May 2019, President of the International Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Associations (IFPMA) from November 2009 to November 2010, President of the Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufactures’ Associations of Japan (FPMAJ) and Chair of Dolder Group from May 2012 to May 2014, President of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association of Tokyo and Vice President of the Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufactures Associations of Japan (FPMAJ) from June 2016 to June 2018, respectively.
He was conferred an honorary doctorate of science from UCL (University College of London) in July 2013. He was awarded an honorary CBE in April 1999 and KBE in April 2014 from the United Kingdom.

Bruno Sunguya
Bruno Sunguya

Muhimbili Univ. of Health And Allied Sciences, Tanzania

Biography

He is also a Visiting Associate Professor of Kumamoto University in Japan. He has over ten-year experience in Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition and Food Security, Adolescent, Maternal and Child Health Research, Health Systems Research, and HIV/AIDS research. He has worked and led teams to develop national guidelines on various aspects including STIs, HIV/AIDS and TB; Nutrition; and Reproductive and Child Health for Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar. He has conducted a number of researches in nutrition and other public health fields and disseminated his research work widely in more than 65 peer reviewed research articles, 3 book chapters, and international conferences in Africa, Asia, and Australia.
Before joining MUHAS, Dr. Sunguya worked Muhimbili National Hospital as a clinician, and with the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, in WHO HQ Geneva as an intern. Currently, he is also serving as an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: Tanzania Medical Journal, and BMC nutrition journal. He is also a HIV implementation science fellow at MUHAS and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health program; a senior research mentor for THET program; a core member of the Tanzania Immunization Technical Advisory Committee; a core member of the National committee on Adverse Events Following Immunization; a member of National Measles Certification committee; a member of the WHO Nutrition Guidance Expert Advisory Group-Subgroup on Diet and Health. He chairs the MUHAS Research and Ethics Committee and is a contact person for research collaborations and grants for the institution.

Festus M. TOLO
Festus M. TOLO

KEMRI, Kenya

Biography

Festus M Tolo is a Phyto-Medical Biologist with a PhD in Medicinal Phytochemistry. He is the Chief Research Officer and the Head of NAPREDA-KEMRI and Fellow at the African Scientific Institute.
He is an awardee of the the Nelon Gold Award (NGA) of KEMRI and a recipient of the Inter-Academy Medical Panel (IAMP) Distinguished Scientist Award in Natural Products Research by the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (CACMS) and Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE). He is a part time Lecturer in Medical Microbiology and peer Reviewer of Quality Standards (QS) for the Commission for University Education (CUE), Kenya.

Shogo Misumi
Shogo Misumi

Kumamoto Univ., Japan

Biography
Apr 1994
Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University
Dec 1994
Research Assistant, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University
May 2002
Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University
Apr 2007
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University
Sep. 2013
Professor, Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University
Sep. 2013
Professor, Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University
Director, Laboratory of Environmental Molecular Health Sciences, Graduate School of Life Science, Kumamoto University
Professor, Director, Laboratory of Environmental Molecular Health Sciences, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University
To present
Mary Ann Suico
Mary Ann Suico

Kumamoto Univ., Japan

EDUCATION
June 1987 - March 1991.
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences, University of San Carlos, Cebu, Philippines,
June 1996 - March 1998.
Master of Science in Chemistry, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of San Carlos, Cebu, Philippines,
April 2000 - March 2003.
Doctoral degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Japan,
WORK EXPERIENCE
December 1991 - May, 1992.
Chemist, Department of Science and Technology, Cebu, Philippines,
June 1992 - March 1994.
High school chemistry teacher, Sisters of Mary School, Cebu, Philippines,
June 1994 - March 1999.
Lecturer, College of Arts and Sciences, Cebu Doctors’ College, Cebu, Philippines,
April 1999 - March 2000.
Research Trainee, Faculty of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University,
April 2003 - March 2008.
Associate Researcher, Faculty of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University,
April 2008 -
present.Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University
Ko Nakagawa
Ko Nakagawa

Toyota Tsusho Co.

Biography

Assistant General Manager, International Cooperation Group, Automotive Planning Department, Automotive Division, Toyota Tsusho Corporation.

Career, Specialty, etc.
Experienced in the pharmaceutical and automobile divisions of a trading company, specializing in pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and vehicles.
He specializes in international aid for pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, and vehicles, and in sales to the United Nations.

Naoyuki Kawahara
Naoyuki Kawahara

President, NGO Rocinantes

Biography
1992
Graduated from Kyushu University School of Medicine
Joined the Second Department of Surgery, Kyushu University School of Medicine
1993
Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital
1997
Completed Doctoral program in Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyushu University
1998
Second Secretary and Medical Officer, Embassy of Japan in Tanzania
2001
Embassy of Japan in the United Kingdom (Trainee in Tropical Medicine, University of London)
2002
First Secretary and Medical Officer, Embassy of Japan in Sudan
2005
Started medical activities in Sudan
2006
Founded Rocinantes, a non-profit organization, the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors
To present
Ichiro Aisawa
Ichiro Aisawa

Member of the House of Representatives

Biography
June 1954
Born in Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture
March 1979
Graduated from Keio University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Management Engineering
April 1980
Entered Matsushita Institute of Government and Management as a first term student
March 1985
Graduated from the same school
July 1986
Elected to the House of Representatives for the first time.

Elected to the House of Representatives 11 times (12 times in total) until the October 2021 election.

Career
  • Senior Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Parliamentary Vice-Minister for International Trade and Industry
  • Chairman, House of Representatives
  • Chairman of the Budget Committee, House of Representative
  • Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, House of Representatives
  • Chairman of the Political Ethics Committee, House of Representatives and other important positions in the government and the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan
Diet Members' Caucus and Organizations
  • Chairman, Japan-Africa Union Parliamentarians for Friendship
  • Co-Chair of the Global Fund Japan Committee Member Task Force
  • etc.

Outline

Date and time
September 20, 2022 From 16:00 - 18:00 (Japanese time)
Side Event Host
Hirofumi Kai, Kumamoto University
Facilitator of Panel discussion
Mary Ann Suico, Kumamoto University
Venue
Online
Organizer
Kumamoto University, NGO Rocinantes
Co-organizer
JSPS Core-to-Core Program
"Platform aiming for controlling synergistic epidemics of viral infections facilitated by Kumamoto University Liaison Offices in Africa"
Supporting organizations
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, JICA, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(tentative), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (tentative), Kumamoto Prefecture, Kumamoto City etc
Cosponsor
Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories, Ltd., DOJIN GROUP, CO., Ltd., Alumni association of Kumamoto University, School of Pharmacy, The Chemo-Sero-Therapeutic Research Institute, KM Biologics Co., Ltd., The Higo Bank, Ltd., Heartfelt Inc., Nipro Corporation, Nobelpharma Co., Ltd.
Language
English(Simultaneous interpretation into Japanese available)