Alzheimer’s disease, Arthritis, atherosclerosis, asthma, some kinds of cancer, chronic liver disease or cirrhosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, chronic renal failure, osteoporosis, stroke, depression and obesity, according to Wikipedia. Also, certain diseases such as diabetes, dental caries or asthma appear at greater rates in young populations living in the “western” way and their increased incidence is not related to age, so the terms (diseases of longevity and diseases of civilization) cannot accurately be used interchangeably for all diseases, Wikipedia adds.
The group training programme in Japan is expected to help the participants to develop better system for health and welfare of the people by transferring the knowledge and skills related to LSRD control measures and take effective measures in area of responsibility.
The applicants must be a university graduate, should have at least three years or more experiences in LSRD control activities, have a competent command of spoken and written English, be proficient in MS-Excel and PowerPoint, not be a part of military service. The candidates should be between 30 and 50 years of age.
The applicant needs to write a brief in 50-100 words justifying his or her nomination.
The course covers the cost of a round-trip air ticket between international airport designated by JICA and Japan, travel insurance from the time of arrival in Japan to departure from Japan, allowances for (accommodation, living expenses, outfit and shipping), expenses for JICA study tours and free medical care for participants who may fall ill after reaching Japan (costs relating to pre-existing illness, pregnancy, or dental treatment are not included).