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: …
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.
On November 8, a coalition of Japanese nonprofits participating in the Hottokenai, Sekai no Mazushisa anti-poverty campaign announced that it will contribute $250,000 of the proceeds from the sale of white wristbands to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi urged greater international cooperation in battling the spread of AIDS in Asia and announced that Japan is dramatically raising its commitment to the Global Fund to US$500 million.