SHIONOGI recognizes "Protect people from the threat of infectious diseases" as one of the social issues we should tackle, and we are dedicated to providing solutions from the perspective of total care for infectious diseases. As part of these efforts, we are actively engaged in promoting and educating about accurate knowledge regarding infectious diseases, their prevention, and the societal issues surrounding them.

<Collaboration between international NGOs and SHIONOGI>

We conduct raising awareness and educational activities toward infectious disease prevention for children in Japan and developing countries, through collaborations with other organizations. Specifically, we aim to raise awareness of infectious diseases in irreplaceable places where children gather such as schools and childcare facilities, and then we hope to contribute to their continued utilization, stable operation, and daily efforts in infectious disease prevention.

●Initiatives with World Vision Japan(WVJ)

Through collaboration between the international NGO WVJ and SHIONOGI, hand hygiene classes are held for elementary school students to prevent infections. By collaborating with WVJ, which has a wealth of experience in supporting developing countries, and SHIONOGI, which is specialized in infectious diseases, we hope that it will be an opportunity for children to become aware of the SDGs by thinking as their own problems about measures against infectious diseases and issues in developing countries.

  FY2019  FY2020 FY2021 FY2022 FY2023
Date August 4th October 24th August 18th July 28th July 27th
Method on-site online online online online
Theme The importance of washing hands Let's learn prevention of infectious diseasesas Covid-19 and children in the world SDGs Goal3 "Health Infectious diseases and children in the world Let’s take a Virtual tour to meet children in Kenya and think of how to prevent us from infectious diseases 
The number of paticipants 42(the first to third grade elementary school students and guardians)


(elementary school students and guardians)  

575(397 elementary school students and 178 guardians) 288(elementary school students)

933(509 elementary school students and 424 guardians)

July 28 th, 2022 A picture of children in Kenya washing their hands
July 28 th, 2022 A picture of children in Kenya washing their hands
July 27th, 2023 Postcards from children in Kenya were sent to the participants.
July 27th, 2023 A postcard of  children in Kenya sent to the participants

●Initiatives with Japan Heart(JH)

Through collaboration between the international NGO JH and SHIONOGI, we conducted initiatives aimed at infection control at "Dream Train", child care facility operated by JH in Myanmar.

Date April 6th May 18th June 15th September 21st, October 30th
Method online online online on-site/online
Theme What we can do avoid diseases ~Let's learn how to wash hands properly~

① HIV infectious diseases

② Let's talk about thougts of employees at SHIONOGI

Measures to prevent infectious diseases ~Let's protect children from infectious diseases~ Let's learn about measures of AMR (Antimicrobial Resistance)    

The number of paticipants

33(elementary school students in Dream Train) 29(high school students and avobe  in Dream Train) 8(care givers in Dream Train) 96(56 Nagao elementary school students, 40 children in Dream Train)
Remarks       This is an aligned activity between Hirakata city in Osaka
April 6th, 2023
April 6th, 2023
May 18th, 2023
May 18th, 2023
September 21th, 2023
September 21th, 2023

<Educational support for junior high school and high school students>

We conduct educational support activities targeting junior high and high school students, focusing on social issues related to infectious diseases.

●Workshops and Interview, among others.

In SHIONOGI visits by junior high and high school students, we intorduce SHIONOGI's initiatives including  theme of "AMR as a global social issue". The purpose of the talks is to encourage students to think as thier own issues. They had interactive communication with SHIONOGI's emploees by working on worksheets. Also, We have given an opportunity for students to remind how to wash hands properly with testing equipments. They include "ATP measurment*" and "testing equipment for hand washing".

* A testing method that uses ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate), which is found in many organic substances, including living organisms, as an indicator of contamination.


     FY2022 FY2023
Workshops to support future career The number of executions(on-site)  1 8
The number of executions(online)  0 1
Total number of  participating students  32 510
Total number of participating employees  6 45
theme To addressing AMR and what we can do The process from research and development of medical pharmaceuticals to reaching patients, to addressing AMR and what we can do, Our commitment to our business, Our efforts to address social issues, and more

Workshops to support for inquiry-based learning (interviews and others)

The number of executions(on-site) 2 2
The number of executions(online) 3 1
Total number of  participating students 8 12
Total number of participating employees 14 11
Theme Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities by SHIONOGI, The current state saved by new drug development, The work of Medical Representatives (MR), Contributions to infectious disease prevention, Research and development, and more

Research and development of new drugs, What can be done for drug safety prevention, And the future of pharmaceutical development

September 8th, 2022
The scene of a company visit for junior high school students
November 15th, 2023
The scene of a company visit for high school students

<External lecture>

We conduct lectures on infectious diseases to ensure that everyone, including children, can live their daily lives safely and healthily.

●Lectures on infectious diseases awareness at elementary and junior high schools

We held the infectious diseases awareness lecture with the aim of providing accurate information and knowledge about infectious diseases to elementary and high  school students and educational professionals, in order to help them in the prevention of infectious diseases and the appropriate use of medication. 

We hope that children can always have a vibrant and enjoyable school life.

  FY2020 FY2021
Collaboration partner Kitajo Elementary School, Kashiwazaki City, Niigata Prefecture School Pharmacist in Miyoshi Town, Saitama Prefecture
Date June 24th December 23rd March 10th
Method On-site On-site On-site
Theme What we can do to avoid diseases To protect children from infectious diseases Infection control measures at schools ~To protect children from infectious diseases~ Infection control measures at schools ~What we can do~
The number of paticipants 86(elementary school students) 9(teachers) 8(elementary school and junior high school nurses in Miyoshi Town) 16(health committee member of  Miyoshi Higashi Junior High School, Saitama Prefecture)
June 24th, 2022
June 24th, 2022
December 23rd, 2020
December 23rd, 2020

●Initiatives at the SHIONOGI Group

Shionogi Healthcare Co., Ltd, a part of the SHIONOGI Group, conducts a wide range of awareness activities for people of all ages, from children to the elderly.
  FY2021 FY2023
Collaboration partner Certified NPO Osaka Prefecture Senior University Nishi Osaka Nursery  NPO Kururu  / General Incorporated Association Kodomo no Ibasho Support Osaka Nishi Osaka Nursery Shonai Collaborative Center / Shonai Community Center
Date October 25th to February 21st December 2nd December 18th November 20th November 28th
Method on-site on-site on-site on-site on-site
Theme Tips for infection prevention ~What we can do~ Handwashing workshop ~Understanding our own handwashing habits~ Proper use of masks Handwashing workshop ~Understanding our own handwashing habits~ Workshop on tips for infection control and correct use of over-the-counter medications
Participant Students at Osaka Prefecture Senior University Nursery school children Students at Dekijima Elementary School Nursery school children General citizens
October 25th, 2021
October 25th, 2021
December 2nd, 2021
December 2nd, 2021
December 18th, 2021
December 18th, 2021