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) / …
The Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) and its Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ) initiative, organized a series of events during the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V).
JCIE and the FGFJ joined forces with the Global Fund, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, and UNAIDS to organize a high-level panel on recent progress that has been made in the fight against communicable diseases.
The FGFJ congratulates long-time friend Peter Piot on winning the second Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize in the medical research category for his work with diseases endemic to much of the African continent, including HIV, Ebola, chlamydia, tuberculosis, and gonorrhea.
The FGFJ and JCIE worked closely with the Global Fund to organize a study trip for several prominent Japanese global health experts and emerging scholars to Ethiopia and Senegal from April 26 to May 4, 2011.