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


Key Fields Infectious disease
R&D phase Basic Study, Applied Study, Nonclinical Study/Pre-clinical Study
Department of International Strategy, Division of International Strategy
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 Title of Research and Development Principal Investigator Representative institution in Japan Representative institutions in partner country Partner country
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
2018 Establishment of the “Bench to Bedside” Feedback System for Sustainable ART and the Prevention of New HIV Transmission in Vietnam Director OKA Shinichi AIDS Clinical Center, National Center for Global Health and Medicine National Hospital for Tropical Diseases Vietnam
2018 Epidemiology of Zoonotic Virus Infections in Africa Prof. TAKADA Ayato Division of Global Epidemiology, Research Center for Zoonosis Control, Hokkaido University University of Zambia (Zambia), National Institute of Biomedical Research (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Zambia, Democratic
Republic of
the Congo
2019 The project for interdisciplinary research for an intergrated community-directed strategy for sustainable freedom from malaria Prof. KANEKO Akira Department of Parasitology, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka City University Department of Health, Homa Bay County Kenya
2019 The project for the control of Tuberculosis and Glanders Prof. KIMURA Takashi Laboratory of Comparative Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University Institute of Veterinary Medicine, Mongolian University of Life Science Mongolia
2020 The trilateral collaboration project for anti-infectious disease drug development: from lead optimization to preclinical testing Prof. NOZAKI Tomoyoshi Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (Indonesia),University of Malaya (Malaysia) Indonesia,
2020 Establishment of innovative antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance system using next-generation sequencing and development of simple AMR detection tools optimized for Myanmar Prof.
Juntendo University School of Medicine National Health Laboratory Myanmar
2021 The project for institutional capacity building for eliminating Helicobacter pylori related death
Oita University Faculty of Medicine Kesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan Bhutan

Results Report

Management and Evaluation Framework

PS(Program Supervisor)
  • WATANABE Haruo, M.D., Ph.D., Honorary member, National Institute of Infectious Diseases / Chairperson of the board of trustees, KUROZUMI Medical Foundation
PO(Program Officer)
  • AIGA Hirotsugu, M.P.H., Ph.D., Professor, School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nagasaki University
  • KITA Kiyoshi, Ph.D., Dean and Professor, School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nagasaki University
  • MORIKANE Keita, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Director of Division of Infection Control and Clinical Laboratory, Yamagata University Hospital
  • YAMADA Akio, D.V.M., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
  • WATANABE Haruo, M.D., Ph.D., Honorary member, National Institute of Infectious Diseases / Chairperson of the board of trustees, KUROZUMI Medical Foundation
* Listed in alphabetical order based on the name of the program officer.


Last updated 09/02/22