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Japan Appropriates $476 Million for the Global Fund

April 3, 2020

With a March 27 vote, the Diet approved US$476 million in contributions to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. This included $72.7 million in the FY2020 regular budget, which was approved on March 27, plus $403.6 million from the FY2019 supplementary budget that was approved in January 2020. This is Japan’s largest annual contribution to the Global Fund, …

TV Celebrity JOY Joins FGFJ for a World Tuberculosis Day Special Interview

March 24, 2020

For World Tuberculosis Day, the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)/Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ) released a special interview with TV personality JOY, who contracted tuberculosis in 2011. He suffered from the disease for several months before fully recovering and was later appointed as the “Stop TB Volunteer Ambassador.” TB is one of the top 10 causes of death around …

JCIE’s Noriyuki Ishiyama Chosen to Run in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay!

February 18, 2020

UPDATE: Due to the postponement of the Olympic and Paralympic Games until 2021, the Olympic Torch Relay has also been moved to Spring 2021. FGFJ and JCIE fully support the decision at this time as a crucial step to protect everyone’s health and safety. We look forward to bringing together “The Global Fund—From Okinawa” team early next year. Noriyuki Ishiyama of the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) / …

Global Fund Raises $14 Billion at Replenishment Conference, Largest Amount Ever by an International Health Organization

Octobr 11, 2019

World governments, private sector, civil society, and affected communities came together this past week to invest the US$14 billion needed for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) to help bring an end to the AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria epidemics by 2030, the largest amount ever raised by an international health organization. The Global Fund raised …