Six Pillars of FGFJ Activities

Policymakers

More than two dozen Diet members from all of the major parties in Japan participate in the FGFJ Diet Task Force. Co-chaired by Ichiro Aisawa of the Liberal Democratic Party and Motohisa Furukawa of the Democratic Party of Japan, the task force convenes regularly to explore ways to broaden Japan’s role in the fight against communicable diseases and to exchange views with leaders from around the world. FGFJ also organizes overseas study tours for task force members and other interested politicians to visit activities supported by the Global Fund so that they can witness firsthand the challenges posed by communicable diseases and the lifesaving role of Global Fund support.

Co-chairs Rep. Ichiro Aisawa (left) and Rep. Motohisa Furukawa at a FGFJ Diet Task Force meeting

Co-chairs Rep. Ichiro Aisawa (left) and Rep. Motohisa Furukawa at a FGFJ Diet Task Force meeting

(Left to right) Senegalese Health Minister Awa Marie Coll-Seck, Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize Laureate Peter Piot, and Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul

(Left to right) Senegalese Health Minister Awa Marie Coll-Seck, Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize Laureate Peter Piot, and Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul

FGFJ Diet Task Force members meet with Global Fund representatives

FGFJ Diet Task Force members meet with Global Fund representatives

Diet members meet with Sen. Lindsey Graham, an influential player in the US commitment to the Global Fund

Diet members meet with Sen. Lindsey Graham, an influential player in the US commitment to the Global Fund

FGFJ Co-chair Rep. Ichiro Aisawa visits South Africa

FGFJ Co-chair Rep. Ichiro Aisawa visits South Africa

FGFJ Diet Task Force members meet with the health minister of Myanmar

FGFJ Diet Task Force members meet with the health minister of Myanmar

Diet members visit a malaria project funded by JICA

Diet members visit a malaria project funded by JICA

Then Prime Minister Naoto Kan visits the September 2010 opening of a photo exhibit depicting people living with HIV/AIDS

Then Prime Minister Naoto Kan visits the September 2010 opening of a photo exhibit depicting people living with HIV/AIDS