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Nikkei Op-ed on TB and UHC by UN Special Envoy Eric Goosby

May 15, 2016

In an op-ed published in the Nikkei Shimbun on May 15, UN Special Envoy on Tuberculosis Eric Goosby stresses the need for greater efforts to combat tuberculosis (TB), which the World Health Organization recently declared to be the deadliest infectious disease in the world. Due to the emergence of drug-resistant strains of TB and the high treatment costs, the poor …

Canada to Host Global Fund Replenishment

May 9, 2016, Ottawa

Friends of the Global Fund Japan (FGFJ) welcomes the announcement by Canada to host the Fifth Replenishment Conference* of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Montreal on September 16, and applauds Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s pledge of C$785 million to the Global Fund over the next three years, a 20 percent increase from the previous pledge. The announcement …

Global Fund Vice Chair Aida Kurtovic Visits Japan

February 3–6, 2016, Tokyo

Aida Kurtovic, vice chair of the Global Fund, visited Japan on February 3–6. This was her first visit to Japan since her appointment as vice chair. In addition to paying a courtesy call on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe along with other global health professionals, she visited Foreign Minister Seiji Kihara and had discussions with Diet members and senior government officials …