Division of International Collaboration International Collaborative Research Program: Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS)


Key Fields Other Programs
R&D phase Basic Study
Division of International Collaboration, Department of International Affairs
TEL: +81-3-6870-2216
E-mail: amed-satreps”at”amed.go.jp (Replace"AT"with @.)

The SATREPS program is a Japanese government program that promotes international joint research.The program has been structured as a collaboration between the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), supported by the Ministry of Education,Culture, Sports,Science and Technology (MEXT) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), respectively.Based on the needs of developing countries,AMED and JICA cooperate to promote international joint research targeting global health issues with an objective of future utilization of research outcomes through collaboration with ODA.The aim of the program is to acquire new knowledge and technology that lead to the resolution of global issues and the advance of science and technology,and through this process,to create innovations.International joint research under this program also aims to enhance the research and development capabilities of developing countries,and helps create sustainable research systems able to address and resolve issues.

This program had been led by JICA and Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), however the projects in the field of Infectious Diseases Control have been transferred from JST to AMED because of the establishment of AMED on April 1,2015.


Implementing Body

Adoption Fiscal Year
(Research Period)
Title of Research and Development Principal Investigator Representative institution in Japan Representative institutions in partner country Partner country
Establishment of an Early-warning System for Infectious Diseases in Southern Africa Incorporating Climate Predictions Prof. MINAKAWA Noboru Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University Applied Centre for Climate and Earth Systems Science (ACCESS), etc. South Africa
Development of Innovative Research Technique in Genetic Epidemiology of Malaria and Other Parasitic Diseases in Lao PDR for Containment of Their Expanding Endemicity Director, Dr. KANO Shigeyuki Department of Tropical Medicine and Malaria, Research Institute, National Center for Global Health and Medicine Pasteur Institute of Laos (IPL) / Center of Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology (CMPE), Ministry of Health Laos
Epidemiological Studies on Animal Protozoan Diseases in Mongolia and Development of Effective Diagnostics Measures
Prof. YOKOYAMA Tadaaki National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Institute of Veterinary Medicine, Mongolian State University of Agriculture (IVM) Mongolia
Ecological Studies on Flying Foxes and Their Involvement in Rabies-related and Other Viral Infectious Diseases Prof. HONDO Eiichi Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University Bogor Agricultural University Indonesia
Searching Lead Compounds of Anti-malarial and Anti-amebic Agents by Utilizing Diversity of Indonesian Bio-resources Prof. NOZAKI Tomoyoshi Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba The Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) Indonesia
Integrative Application of Human and Pathogen Genomic Information for Tuberculosis Control Prof. TOKUNAGA Katsushi Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo Ministry of Public Health, Thailand, Mahidol University Thailand
The Project for Establishment of Laboratory Surveillance System for Viral Diseases of Public Health Concern Prof. YASUDA Jiro Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University Medical Research Center, Lambaréné (CERMEL) Gabon
Surveillance and Laboratory Support for Emerging Pathogens of Public Health Importance Prof. KIYONO Hiroshi The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research University of Ghana Ghana
The Project for the Establishment of a Research and Reference Collaborative System for the Diagnoses of Fungal Infections Including Drug-Resistant Ones Both in Brazil and Japan Associate Prof. WATANABE Akira Medica Mycology Research Center, Chiba University University of Campinas Brazil
2016 One Health Approach to Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases with Special Attention on Sandfly and Mosquito Borne Infections in Turkey Prof. MATSUMOTO Yoshitsugu Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo Ege University Turkey
2017 Project for Integrated Research and Development towards Chagas Disease Control Prof. SHIMADA Junko Department of Molecular and Cellular Parasitology, School of Health Sciences, Gunma University Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas de El Salvador (CICES) El Salvador
2017 The Project for the Establishment of the One Health Prevention and Treatment Network Model for the Elimination of Rabies in the Philippines Prof. NISHIZONO Akira Faculty of Medicine, Oita University Research Institute for Tropical Medicine Philippines

Results Report

Management and Evaluation Framework

PS(Program Supervisor)
  • Haruo Watanabe, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, School of Medicine, International University of Health and Welfare / Chairperson of the board of trustees, KUROZUMI Medical Foundation
PO(Program Officer)
  • Takeshi Kurata, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, International University of Health and Welfare Shioya Hospital.
  • Kiyoshi Kita, Ph.D., Dean and Professor, School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nagasaki University
  • Haruo Watanabe, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, School of Medicine, International University of Health and Welfare / Chairperson of the board of trustees, KUROZUMI Medical Foundation


Last updated 2018.5.1