Policy Update

Japan gains private sector support in infection control efforts

In cooperation with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Toray Industries, Inc. will undertake a project to promote the utilization of personal protective equipment (PPE) to strengthen infection risk control, particularly for the Ebola diseases that had spread from 2014-2016 in the Republic of Guinea.

Through January 2021, the ¥37 million (US$0.3 million) initiative will address the nation’s preparedness for future recurrence of the disease. Specifically, in close consultation with relevant government officials, Toray will provide guidance on the use of its LIVMOA®5000 protective clothing and promote the awareness and preparedness for healthcare-associated risks to medical institutes and medical/co-medical personnel. 

Press Release – BioSpectrum