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FGFJ x GLOBE+ Interview Series: From Hopelessness to Hopefulness—Three Decades of Leading the Fight against HIV/AIDS

March 26, 2021

Mark Dybul discusses the Global Fund’s work on controlling the three major infectious diseases at the FGFJ Diet Task Force breakfast meeting. ©FGFJ 2015 This installment of the “Infectious Diseases Without Borders: Our Story” features Ambassador Mark Dybul, who decided to pursue a medical career to fight HIV/AIDS and ended up leading the American effort —and later the global effort—to …

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FGFJ x GLOBE+ Interview Series: A Transgender Woman and HIV Activist Who Realized Her Dreams

November 10, 2020

Erika speaks about the role of transgender people in Global Fund decision-making process at an international conference, Peru, 2019. Behind the news about infectious diseases, where numbers and statistics tend to fly about, there are many human stories that tell the struggles of individuals. The Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ) and Asahi GLOBE+ is pleased to launch an …

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Launch of “Infectious Diseases Without Borders—Our Story,” An FGFJ x Asahi Shimbun GLOBE+ Collaborative Interview Series

November 10, 2020

The Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ), in collaboration with the Asahi Shimbun, one of Japan’s leading national newspapers, has launched a series of interviews on the Asahi web media outlet GLOBE+. The series, titled “Infectious Diseases Without Borders—Our Story,” will feature personal accounts from people affected by, and/or involved in the fight against the three major infectious diseases: …

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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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