The lack of trained healthcare workers is particularly severe in Africa and poses a major obstacle to providing the healthcare services required to combat infectious diseases.
‘The Takeda Initiative’ is an endowment made by Takeda Pharmaceutical, with an annual value of JPY 100,000,000 (approximately $1 million). It supports the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria over the period of 2010-2019 by strengthening healthcare systems mainly through training of individuals involved in providing healthcare in Africa.
The initiative focuses on Health System Strengthening by supporting for the scale-up of comprehensive HIV/AIDS treatment and care in Nigeria; Supporting the National Insecticide Treated Nets Implementation Plan (NATNETS) in Tanzania; and reinforcing tuberculosis treatment and diagnosis by training healthcare workers in Senegal and Kenya.
|Location||West Africa, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Kenya|
|Value||JPY 1 Billion|