Peter Sands Stresses “Knock-On Impact” of COVID-19 on the Three Diseases in 1st Virtual FGFJ Diet Task Force Meeting

June 16, 2020

The Global Fund’s Executive Director Peter Sands joined the first virtual FGFJ Diet Task Force meeting to discuss the current impact of COVID-19 on AIDS, TB, and malaria and the essential role of the Global Fund in the fight against the pandemic. He underscored the importance of testing as a measure to protect low-resource settings, saying “the only viable strategy …

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Participates in the Coronavirus Global Response Pledging Conference

May 4, 2020

On May 4, the European Union, France, Germany, Japan, and other partners hosted a Coronavirus Global Response international pledging conference to start the process of raising funds for the international fight against COVID-19. The virtual pledging conference stressed the necessity of cross-border solidarity and cooperation in battling the pandemic. Participating countries pledged support to a range of international organizations to …

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Global Fund’s Osamu Kunii receives the 7th Zero Malaria Award for World Malaria Day

April 24, 2020

On April 25th, World Malaria Day, the 7th Zero Malaria Award will be presented to Dr. Osamu Kunii, the Head of Strategy Investment and Impact of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Dr. Kunii has played an active role in the fight against the infectious diseases through his duties at the Global Fund, which includes building and strengthening …

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

April 23, 2020

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 …

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Japan Appropriates $476 Million for the Global Fund

April 3, 2020

With a March 27 vote, the Diet approved US$476 million in contributions to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. This included $72.7 million in the FY2020 regular budget, which was approved on March 27, plus $403.6 million from the FY2019 supplementary budget that was approved in January 2020. This is Japan’s largest annual contribution to the Global Fund, …

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TV Celebrity JOY Joins FGFJ for a World Tuberculosis Day Special Interview

March 24, 2020

For World Tuberculosis Day, the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)/Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ) released a special interview with TV personality JOY, who contracted tuberculosis in 2011. He suffered from the disease for several months before fully recovering and was later appointed as the “Stop TB Volunteer Ambassador.” TB is one of the top 10 causes of death around …

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JCIE’s Noriyuki Ishiyama Chosen to Run in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay!

February 18, 2020

UPDATE: Due to the postponement of the Olympic and Paralympic Games until 2021, the Olympic Torch Relay has also been moved to Spring 2021. FGFJ and JCIE fully support the decision at this time as a crucial step to protect everyone’s health and safety. We look forward to bringing together “The Global Fund—From Okinawa” team early next year. Noriyuki Ishiyama of the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) / …

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Global Fund Raises $14 Billion at Replenishment Conference, Largest Amount Ever by an International Health Organization

Octobr 11, 2019

World governments, private sector, civil society, and affected communities came together this past week to invest the US$14 billion needed for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) to help bring an end to the AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria epidemics by 2030, the largest amount ever raised by an international health organization. The Global Fund raised …

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

August 28, 2019, Tokyo

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 …

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SwitchPoint Shibuya, a TICAD7 Partner Program

August 31, 2019 | EDGEof, Tokyo

  SwitchPoint, an annual conference focused on global health innovation, arrived in Japan for the first time on August 31st as SwitchPoint Shibuya: The Crossroads of Health and Innovation in Africa. The Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)/Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ), together with IntraHealth International and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (The Global …

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