Wednesday 1st August 2012 01:47:44 PM

Infectious Diseases: Clinical and Laboratory Diagnosis

Although, the African economy is getting healthy due to rising overseas investment following the conclusion of regional disputes, and soaring prices for mineral resources, Yet, the lives of people living in Africa continue to be threatened by a range of factors including substantially rising oil and food prices around the globe, disputes and famine around the African continent, infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, and the problems of cumulative debt and low school attendance rates.


  Japan has worked to support Africa’s sustainable growth since the 1990s. At the Tokyo International Conference on African Development TICAD IV, held in Yokohama, Japan, in 2008, the Japanese government made an international commitment to double its aid to Africa by 2012. To fulfill this commitment, priority issues and efforts were set. One of them is to ensuring human security. JICA aspires to foster freedom from deficiencies such as poverty, starvation, lack of education and inadequate access to health and medical services. For peace and security, JICA fosters freedom from fear provoked by conflicts, terrorism, crime, human rights violations, infectious disease outbreaks, environmental destruction, economic crises and disasters.


    Also, to fulfill this commitment, JICA carries out activities focused on supporting Africa to achieve self-reliance, and the gap between the efforts exert in the field of fighting infectious disease and the mortality rates due to these diseases, reveals the lack of well-trained personals and tools needed to face these diseases in the developing countries.


 Inspired by the south to south cooperation and the third country training program, faculty of medicine SCU, provides a platform that convoy the advanced techniques and knowledge to other African countries in digested way that suits their capabilities. Using in this the many common factors that Egypt shares with Africa as a developing country itself.


In this program will depend on integrated modules where clinical, laboratory and epidemiology sciences are integrated to approach infectious diseases and study the immunological basis involved in their pathogenesis, the different laboratories techniques available for their diagnosis ranging from simple techniques up top the most advances ones. Practical sessions will allow the participants to master these techniques. Mini projects, workshops, and small group's discussions will develop their research and managerial skills and leadership qualities.

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Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development