Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Japan’s renewed commitment to the Global Fund—a commitment that will save 1 million lives and avert 14.3 million new infections through programs supported by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
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.
Taking advantage of an Interactive Hearing for UN High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis (UNHLM on TB) on June 4, 2018, JCIE/FGFJ worked with the United Nations Foundation and Results US to hold a media roundtable the following day.
In honor of a visit to Japan by Peter Sands, executive director of the Global Fund, who was in Tokyo the day before World Malaria Day, a reception was arranged with a very special performance. The piece performed was Ka-zumo, or “mosquito sumo,” a Kyogen piece—Japan’s traditional comic theater—that was performed by Motonari Okura and his company. Set in the 14th …