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Report on Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul’s October 2016 Visit to Japan

October 24–26, 2016

Mark Dybul, executive director of the Global Fund, visited Japan on October 24–26. It marked his fifth trip to Japan, where he paid a courtesy call to the Minister of Health, Welfare and Labour and State Ministers of Foreign Affairs, and met with members of the Japanese Diet, senior government officials, and members of the FGFJ advisory board. He also …

Japan’s First Lady Akie Abe Speaks on Her Efforts to Fight HIV/AIDS and Stigma

October 24, 2016

A short interview video with Japan’s First Lady Akie Abe has been posted on the Global Fund’s website. The interview was filmed during the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in August, held in Nairobi, Kenya, which Mme. Abe attended with her husband. Noting that suffering from HIV/AIDS is most acute among the most vulnerable people in …

FGFJ Diet Task Force Visit to Indonesia and Timor-Leste

September 5–11, 2016

Four members of the Friends of the Global Fund Japan (FGFJ) Diet Task Force visited Indonesia and Timor-Leste from September 5­–11. The trip provided an opportunity for the participants to see first-hand how Japan’s support for the Global Fund is making an impact in the field and to grasp the challenges that government officials and communities continue to face.