2019年03月18日

GGG + FORUM IN TOKYO 2018



This is a platform where international organizations, government agencies and private institutions shares their experiences, innovations and developments in health care services to promote Universal Health Coverage globally.

The idea for this Forum is use to Japan’s experience in health care to aid in Research and Development and as well have a healthy world by establishing three key elements of Human well-being initiative which is Safe, Nutritious, tasty (Delicious) food.

On top of that the food should be cheap and readily available to reduce constraint on limited budget.

At the Forum, it gave a platform for reengineering the sixth replenishment for Global Fund in prevention and control of Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and Malaria.

Mr. Hiroto Izuma, special advisor to the Prime Minister reiterated that the supplementary budget for the GGG+ Forum is ongoing and promised to be secured in time.

The importance for the Forum in Tokyo is to accomplish the TICAD VI held in Nairobi 2016 presumptions and promote the Nutrition for Growth (N4G) in 2020 and TICAD VII in August 2019.

Lastly, the PPP has issue with capacity, the situational analysis is needed, the gap for implementation should be bridged to achieve SDGs and Promote UHC.

Calvince

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IMPORTANCE OF GGG+ FORUM


The main components of GGG+ are Global Fund, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and GHIT (Global Health Innovative Technology).

The forum brings together various sectors in the government, private and nongovernmental stakeholders whereby they discuss health issues and deliberate on solutions to health challenges.

The forum mainly focuses on developing countries especially Africa by providing funds for drug development and disease control which will enable more private companies from Japan to penetrate and expand their insights towards the achievement of UHC and SDGs in the continent.

During these forums, other conferences are organized like the G20 and TICAD 7 in 2019 as well as N4G in 2020 which will also be a great platform to discuss global health issues.

Pauline

posted by resultsjp at 21:34| Comment(2) | 情報

DISCUSSING ISSUES AND ACTION PLANS IN THE GGG+ FORUM IS A GOOD WAY TO GO


On 31st July 2018 and 3rd Dec 2018 Results Japan and Japan Association for Health and Peace (JAHP) in cooperation with Action and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation hosted GGG+ Forum in Nairobi at Jacaranda Hotel and Tokyo at Le Port Kojimachi.

This represented Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), and the ͞Global Health Innovative Technology (GHIT) Fund.

The agenda of the meeting includes
1.Research and development of new drugs by Japanese companies and clinical trials in Africa.
2. Towards a healthy world. ( Good meal city, nutrition, and health for Aging Society).
3. African Well-being Initiative.

This forum brought together people from a variety of backgrounds including health care professionals, university-affiliated professors, and members, students from different fields, government officials, ambassador, international organizations such and NGO`s, private corporations, and diet members attended the forum.

The forum’s discussion focused on TICAD 7 to be held in August 2019, N4G march 2020 and G20. The main aim of this forum is to promote for the partnership between Japan with international organizations and to create a platform to explore solutions through innovation by all the responsible parties for the present and future generation as far as health is a concern.

During the discussions at GGG+ Tokyo ADG, UHC, WHO Naoko Yamamoto was the moderator, the participants retaliated that in order to achieve there is a need for collaboration between the government, NGOs and International organization.

From the discussions, I have made an observation that the Japanese government takes Universal Health Coverage (UHC), PPP and human well-being as a priority which is a great opportunity for other countries to take it as a lesson.

HILDA

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THE ESSENSE OF GGG+ 2018


In December 2018, RESULTS Japan held the GGG+ forum in Tokyo. The theme was how to achieve UHC using Japan’s experience.

Worth of note is the work of Global Fund in the fight against TB, Malaria and HIV/Aids. The organization was launched in 2002 but created at the 2000 Okinawa Summit and has been in the frontline to fight the diseases, especially in the developing and underdeveloped world.

This year (2019) is particularly important to them since they will be seeking to replenish their funds to aid in their enormous work.

GHIT has invested quite heavily in Research and Development for New Technologies for Health, as well as drug development in Africa and South America. The drug development is meant to address diseases like Malaria.

Private entities have been urged to consider CSR as part of supporting health, as elaborated by Dr. Suzuki Yasuhiro.

The Africa Wellbeing initiative has been started to provide a means of assisting Africa solve its challenges through expanding Japanese private sector entities to Africa.
Through these organizations, the health challenges can be solved, for example through toilets, sanitation, and nutrition where Lixil, Saraya and Ajinomoto, which have businesses in the region.

The Good Meal City seeks to have healthy people by having Safe, Delicious and Nutritious Food available for the people to eat. This is because having proper nutrition is essential in achieving a healthy body.

Through Gavi, over 700 million children will access vaccines at very subsidized prices to promote the cover of vaccination, which is currently at 86%. In the past, over 20 million lives have been saved through vaccines from Gavi.

Given these very important roles that organizations involved in GGG+ do, it is right to conclude that this is a very important forum.


Abuta
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エビデンスに基づいた政策立案に関する授業

日本リザルツケニア事務所のアブタさんのブログの邦訳を紹介いたします。

先週金曜日、開発途上国におけるエビデンスに基づいた政策立案についてプレゼンテーションを行いました。これは大学院の授業の一環です。
エビデンスに基づいた政策は、開発途上国の問題を解決するためにもっとも効果的な資金の配分を考え、多大な効果をもたらします。エビデンスに基づいて効果的に資金を活用する政策を作成することで、人々の命を救い、貧困を削減し、開発の成果を向上させることができます。
何年もの間、意見に基づく政策決定が当たり前とされてきましたが、今はエビデンスに基づいた政策決定が最も効果的で、最大限の効果をもたらすとされています。
ナイロビ大学には、アフリカで高いレベルでの政策決定ができるよう、トレーニングができ、これがアフリカの課題を解決する糸口になっています。
世界経済はエビデンスに基づいています。政策決定もエビデンスに基づいてなされ、結果のでないものに投資することを減らすべきです。
これらの授業は、僕が将来、政策立案をするにあたって、大きな糧になると嬉しいです。

日本リザルツケニア事務所のスタッフは勉強熱心です。学校はもちろん、仕事を通じて、多くのことを吸収していただけると嬉しいですね。
(はるか)
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NUTRITION SITUATION IN KANGEMI SCHOOLS

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Majority of Kangemi slum dwellers live on less than a dollar a day which is not enough to meet their basic needs.

Since one of the basic needs is food, the breadwinners strive to get at least one meal a day, mostly dinner. Breakfast and lunch are mostly forfeited but the lucky children get it at school.

As we kicked off our 3rd-year project, we visited formal and informal schools in Kangemi, we found out that the nutrition situation is different in these schools.

Pupils in formal schools get free lunch which is provided by the government under the school feeding program while parents support informal schools by paying for the school lunch.

This makes the population of children in formal schools be high compared to the informal school with some schools enrolling up to 2300 pupils.

Lunch fee in the informal schools is included in the school fees but parents are encouraged to pay on a daily basis whatever small they can afford between Ksh. 30 and 50 per child.

Most of these schools rely on good Samaritans like churches or individuals to ensure the pupils stay in school even if their parents have not catered for the lunch.

Pauline


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OVER A MILLION KENYANS FACING SERIOUS HUNGER AMID PROLONGED DROUGHT

The prolonged drought in Kenya has swept hundreds of thousands into serious hunger.

Marginalized communities from the Northern parts of the country have been greatly affected with the effect of starvation, therefore it implies there is completely no food and water for people and animals to drink and eat.


The most affected counties are Baringo and Turkana, whereby the County health and emergency Trust Funds are already depleted.

The information from the local TV stations indicates that Elderly and Children are the most affected group because they are vulnerable and the other age groups tends to move out with cattle in search of water and pastures(nomads) leaving mothers, children and elderly unattended.

In this regard, people from these regions tend not seek medicines and the medication can work out without proper food and water. Therefore, it will lead to high mortality rate due to malnutrition in children.

Even though National Government are always aware of these circumstances, still little prevention measures are done to curb this situation and no meaningful interventions have been in put place to address starvation.

Moreover, the National Government should collaborate with partners and donors as well as the County Government to promote awareness and educate the community on alternative measures of curbing starvation.

Calvin






posted by resultsjp at 17:52| Comment(3) | 情報

WOMEN CARRYING THE BURDEN OF OBESITY IN KENYA

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According to research, it is evident that overweight and obesity in sub-Saharan Africa are most common in women and specifically in the 25 – 44-year-old age group.

Analytically, it may be due to the retention of gestational weight gain; but may also be the outcome of numerous lifestyle factors, including poor dietary practices and physical inactivity.

Kenya is also on that list of the overweight and obese people and hopes this will find a tangible solution.

Nairobi has the highest prevalence of the overweight and obese women of age (15-49) according to the last conducted survey, Kenya Demographic Health Survey (KDHS) of 2009.

Urbanization has played a vital role in such situation because most of the people are exposed to diets that veer from traditional foods to foods containing high level of saturated fat, sodium and sugar but low in dietary fiber.

Majority of the people prefer fast foods due to busy work schedules.

In most cases the modern ways of life for both the affluent and middle class groups has been so common. There is excess caloric intake where by the amount taken does not balance with the physical activities.

This is a challenge that I was made to realize by TANITA whereby I was able to gauge the calories I used per day and I realized that the calories are used up only when someone is active. The gadget that is used is so helpful and when one realized that they use less they then need less of it to avoid weight gain.

However, there are few cases that are as a result of hormonal imbalance due to use of steroid and this can be countered in away.

According to Nairobi hospital nutritionist Gichuhi, a majority of the people is able to choose a wide range of healthy foods rich in fiber but they forget to portion the meals appropriately.

By the help of TANITA, AJINAMOTO FOUNDATION, Bioversity International and other stakeholders in health I believe this matter will come to a halt.

HILDA



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体操(TAISO)を世界に!

日本リザルツでは、ケニア・ナイロビ市のスラム街のカンゲミ地区で結核対策を行っています。その事業の一環として栄養改善事業を始めたところです。その際、現地の子ども達を対象に体操が行われました。その様子が、(株)タニタヘスルリンク様の動画によりご覧いただけます。タニタヘスルリンク様のご好意に感謝いたします。
ケニアの子どもたちにとっては初めての経験だと思われますが、皆ニコニコ、楽しくやっていますね。カンゲミから体操(TAISO)が世界に広まればいいですね!                          MK
                              
下記に、タニタ体操の動画ファイルのリンクを共有させていただきます。
リンク:https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cLDaLM2mbX6ulIjAc5kzKW8kvASSSBTx

                            
posted by resultsjp at 17:33| Comment(3) | 情報

EVIDENCE BASED POLICY MAKING FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

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Last Friday, I presented on Evidence-Based Policymaking for Developing Countries. This is part of my graduate coursework.

Evidence-based policies have a greater potential for change since they seek to allocate resources for the highest impact in the alleviation of problems in developing countries.

Better utilization of evidence in policy and practice can help save lives, reduce poverty
and improve development performance.

Over the years, opinion based policy making has been the norm, but currently, evidence is gaining tractions as the best way to make policies that achieve maximum success.

The University of Nairobi is positioning itself as the centre for high-level policy-making training in Africa and seeks to influence policies made to solve Africa's challenges.

Major world economies have lately inclined to evidence as a means to determine what policy can succeed and which cannot, to reduce costly funding for no results.

It is my hope that these lessons carry great importance in my future policy work.

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Abuta

posted by resultsjp at 17:31| Comment(3) | 情報