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FGFJ Diet Task Force

FGFJ Diet Task Force

A multi-party task force of Diet members has been created to examine ways to broaden Japan’s international role in combating the global threats of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and other communicable diseases. The FGFJ Diet Task Force convenes several times a year with leaders from around the world. In addition to meeting with representatives of the Global Fund when they are visiting Japan, the Diet Task Force has met with such prominent global health and foreign policy actors as George Soros, founder of the Open Society Institute; Surin Pitsuwan, former secretary-general of ASEAN and former foreign minister of Thailand; Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Richard Feachem, former Global Fund executive director; and Tommy S. Thompson, chair emeritus of the Global Fund and former US secretary of health and human services. The FGFJ Diet Task Force also met in May 2013 with Senegalese Health Minister Awa Marie Coll-Seck, Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul, and Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize Laureate and Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Peter Piot. Most recently, the Diet Task Force took part in a study tour to Myanmar where they witnessed first hand the Global Fund’s role in the fight against infectious diseases.

Task Force Members

As of March 1, 2019

Directors

Ichiro AISAWA
Member, House of Representative (LDP)
Motohisa FURUKAWA
Member, House of Representative (Democratic Party for the People)

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)

Toshiko ABE
Member, House of Representatives
Gaku HASHIMOTO
Member, House of Representatives
Yoshimasa HAYASHI
Member, House of Councillors
Masahiro ISHIDA
Member, House of Councillors
Ichiro KAMOSHITA
Member, House of Representatives
Seiji KIHARA
Member, House of Representatives
Hitoshi KIKAWADA
Member, House of Representatives
Fumio KISHIDA
Member, House of Representatives
Tamayo MARUKAWA
Member, House of Councillors
Jun MATSUMOTO
Member, House of Representatives
Hirokazu MATSUNO
Member, House of Representatives
Asahiko MIHARA
Member, House of Representatives
Yasutoshi NISHIMURA
Member, House of Representatives
Yuko OBUCHI
Member, House of Representatives
Masaki OGUSHI
Member, House of Representatives
Itsunori ONODERA
Member, House of Representatives
Ken SAITO
Member, House of Representatives
Keizo TAKEMI
Member, House of Councillors
Norihisa TAMURA
Member, House of Representatives
Tsuyoshi YAMAGUCHI
Member, House of Representatives

Komeito

Yasuyuki EDA
Member, House of Representatives
Susumu HAMAMURA
Member, House of Representatives
Noriko FURUYA
Member, House of Representatives
Masaaki TANIAI
Member, House of Councillors

Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDP)

Yukio EDANO
Member, House of Representatives
Tetsuro FUKUYAMA
Member, House of Councillors
Ryuhei KAWADA
Member, House of Councillors
Hiroyuki NAGAHAMA
Member, House of Councillors
Chinami NISHIMURA
Member, House of Councillors

Democratic Party for the People (DPP)

Shinya ADACHI
Member, House of Councillors
Shuhei KISHIMOTO
Member, House of Representative
Shinji OGUMA
Member, House of Representatives
Kohei OHTSUKA
Member, House of Councillors
Yuichiro TAMAKI
Member, House of Representatives

Unaffiliated

Makiko KIKUTA
Member, House of Representatives

News on Diet Task Force

2020年4月24日 

29th FGFJ Diet Task Force Meeting on Climate Variation’s Impact on Malaria

On March 10, the FGFJ Diet Task Force met with Dr. Noboru Minakawa of the Nagasaki University for Tropical Diseases and Dr. Shigeyuki Kano, director of the Department of Tropical Medicine and Malaria at the National Center for Global Health and Medicine, to discuss the relationship between climate variation and malaria. The topic generated a high level of interest among Task …

2019年10月8日 

FGFJ Diet Task Force and Advisory Board meet with Peter Sands and Donald Kaberuka

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 …

2019年3月30日 

Report: FGFJ 15th Anniversary Event

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.

2016年10月1日 

FGFJ Diet Task Force Visit to Indonesia and Timor-Leste

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.


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