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Japanese Government Fulfills Commitment, Approves US$313 Million Contribution to the Global Fund to Fight Infectious Disease

March 27, 2017

Today, the Japanese Diet approved a contribution to the Global Fund as part of its regular budget for FY2017. Coupled with the contribution it approved in the FY2016 supplementary budget, that brings the total to US$313 million. This is the largest single contribution except for the year following the Great East Japan Earthquake. In announcing the contribution, Foreign Minister Fumio …

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Report on Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul’s October 2016 Visit to Japan

October 24–26, 2016

Mark Dybul, executive director of the Global Fund, visited Japan on October 24–26. It marked his fifth trip to Japan, where he paid a courtesy call to the Minister of Health, Welfare and Labour and State Ministers of Foreign Affairs, and met with members of the Japanese Diet, senior government officials, and members of the FGFJ advisory board. He also …

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Japan’s First Lady Akie Abe Speaks on Her Efforts to Fight HIV/AIDS and Stigma

October 24, 2016

A short interview video with Japan’s First Lady Akie Abe has been posted on the Global Fund’s website. The interview was filmed during the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in August, held in Nairobi, Kenya, which Mme. Abe attended with her husband. Noting that suffering from HIV/AIDS is most acute among the most vulnerable people in …

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FGFJ Diet Task Force Visit to Indonesia and Timor-Leste

September 5–11, 2016

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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Nikkei Op-ed on TB and UHC by UN Special Envoy Eric Goosby

May 15, 2016

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 …

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Canada to Host Global Fund Replenishment

May 9, 2016, Ottawa

Friends of the Global Fund Japan (FGFJ) welcomes the announcement by Canada to host the Fifth Replenishment Conference* of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Montreal on September 16, and applauds Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s pledge of C$785 million to the Global Fund over the next three years, a 20 percent increase from the previous pledge. The announcement …

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