The objectives of our researches in the Department are to contribute to the improvement in medical treatments and the health of people all over the world by presenting the results of research in tropical medicine and malaria. The paradigm of tropical medicine has largely shifted from that of a medical science defined merely by climate and natural features to a fully mature medical science conscious of the importance of environmental and ecosystem preservation. The importance of tropical medicine has been increasingly recognized for its giving ideas to international health and medical care that have dissolved inequalities in health, society, and economy in different countries and regions. The overall goal of our researches in tropical medicine and malaria is to bring about the successful treatment of the diseases and improvement of health and to build world peace.
The following two subjects are our biggest research targets.
For these challenging issues, we are dedicatedly conducting not only basic researches but also clinical and epidemiological researches to control malaria and other tropical diseases and to overcome intolerable health differentials. Specific research projects are: