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 Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ) conducted a press tour to Indonesia on November 25-30 that brought four journalists from major Japanese newspapers to two cities in Indonesia for site visits of the Global Fund supported activities.
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.
In an op-ed published in the Nikkei Shimbun on May 15, UN Special Envoy on Tuberculosis Eric Goosby stresses the need for greater efforts to combat tuberculosis (TB), which the World Health Organization recently declared to be the deadliest infectious disease in the world. Due to the emergence of drug-resistant strains of TB and the high treatment costs, the poor …
The Japan Center for International Exchange/Friends of the Global Fund, Japan—in collaboration with the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre—is pleased to bring the famed Isango Ensemble’s La Bohème/Abanxaxhi to Japan for its Asian premiere.
On July 22 to 25, 2008, six members of the FGFJ Diet Task Force visited Cambodia and Vietnam to speak with community leaders, aid workers and national policymakers working on AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis.
On May 23-24, 2008, more than 150, NGO, business, and philanthropic leaders from around the world met in Tokyo for a major FGFJ conference to explore how the world can respond more effectively to the spread of communicable diseases in developing countries.