Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations in September 2015. Built on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which ended in 2015, the SDGs are specific targets to be reached by 2030. Three of the eight goals in MDGs, ‘reduction of child mortality’, ‘improvement of maternal health,’ and ‘combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases’ were not achieved despite global efforts. These goals were extended as part of the SDGs. In all, the SGDs include thirteen health
associated targets. Goal 3 is to “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.” To achieve the targets, global efforts are required in both developing countries and developed countries.
Many developing countries still face difficulties providing infectious diseases control services in all regions. There are many reasons for this, including lack of human resources, budget, equipment, and facilities. Regional disparity in infrastructure, patient transportation, and inadequate health administration are particular problems that need to be addressed. Improving health systems in developing countries is essential to achieving global health goals. Using case studies from Okinawa and Japan, this program is designed to assist those responsible for nursing management to propose improvement plans that will impact infectious diseases control
Okinawa Prefecture, which is the southernmost regional government in Japan, is made up of around 160 islands, many quite remote. This regional government has long focused on addressing infectious diseases issues. Much of this emphasis stems from
post-World War II reconstruction when Okinawans suffered in extremely poor health conditions with inadequate medical staff and facilities. By implementing initiatives to improve its health systems, Okinawa succeeded in achieving Universal Health
This program aims to leverage the success of the experience in Okinawa Prefecture and provide the knowledge, skill, and structure for participants to solve infectious diseases control issues through public health activities in their home countries.
In Japanese fiscal year 2022, this program is conducted “online” by the use of video materials and live sessions.
Applying organizations are expected to select nominees who meet the following qualifications.
(1) Essential Qualifications
1) Current Duties: be in a nursing position or its supervisor in charge of planning, implementing, evaluating and managing of infectious diseases control in public health at the central or local governments which address to improve public health
2) Experience in the Relevant Field: have at least 7 years’ working experience in the field of public health
3) Educational Background: be a graduate of university or equivalent and licensed in clinical nursing and/or public health professional
4) Language Proficiency: have a competent command of spoken and written English to make an oral presentation and write a report
5) PC with the Internet access and web camera: Possess a PC with the Internet access to YouTube (streaming), Google Classroom (or other learning management system such as Cornerstone), and Zoom. Also with a web camera for the online live sessions. Connection from a smartphone or tablet is inappropriate for this program.
6) Time management: Have permission to participate in this online program for two to three hours a day, including several live sessions
7) Health: must be in good health to participate in the program.
(2) Recommended Qualifications
1) Expectations for the Participants: Those who have relation with JICA health projects will be preferable.
2) Age: between the ages of thirty-five (35) and forty-nine (49) years when the online program starts
3) Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Women are encouraged to apply for the program. JICA makes a commitment to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment, providing equal opportunity for all applicants regardless
of sexual orientation and gender identity.
4) Other balance: In case there are two or more nominees, please nominate both regional and national level
The course has no cost for the awarded
Los postulantes deberán previamente registrarse en nuestro portal: https://portaldebecas.auci.gub.uy/auci_prod/servlet/com.portal.loginportal
Conditions for Participation
The participants of KCCP are required
(1) to strictly observe the course schedule,
(2) not to change the program topics, and
(3) to carry out such instructions and abide by such conditions as may be stipulated by both the nominating Government and the Japanese Government in respect of the course