The Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ), in collaboration with the Asahi Shimbun, one of Japan’s leading national newspapers, has launched a series of interviews on the Asahi web media outlet GLOBE+. The series, titled “Infectious Diseases Without Borders—Our Story,” will feature personal accounts from people affected by, and/or involved in the fight against the three major infectious diseases: …
On August 28, 2019, Global Fund Board Chair Donald Kaberuka and Executive Director Peter Sands met with nine members of the FGFJ Diet Task Force to discuss Japan’s leadership role in the fight against the three diseases. The meeting also convened members of FGFJ’s advisory board as well as Osamu Kunii, head of strategy, investment, and impact at the Global …
FGFJ welcomed more than 130 people at its 15th Anniversary Event,” Our Fight, Our Global Fund, Our Replenishment—Japan and the Global Fund,” which offered an opportunity to look back on the course of the fight with those who have been integrally involved, evaluate where we are now, and what steps we should be taking as we look ahead toward the 6th replenishment of the Global Fund this October.
The event convenes leading policymakers and experts—including Global Fund Executive Director Peter Sands—along with those on the frontlines of the battle with the three deadly diseases, to reflect on the impact that the Global Fund has had, what is unique about its approach, and what now needs to be done to take the next steps to combat these killer diseases.
The government of Japan and the Global Fund co-organized a UNGA side event on “The Path Towards Universal Health Coverage: the promotion of equitable global health and human security in the post-2015 development era” along with the governments of France, Liberia, Senegal, Thailand, the WHO, and the World Bank.
On April 17, a seminar was held in Tokyo to launch the Japanese translation of Peter Piot’s memoir, No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses, which recounts his experience on the front lines of the fight against communicable diseases.
Japan’s First Lady, Akie Abe, is collaborating with the MTV Staying Alive Foundation on the launch of an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign, which will begin with “Ask Akie Abe,” a Q&A with Mrs. Abe via Twitter.