FGFJ Diet Task Force Roundtable

Tokyo, May 31, 2013

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FGFJ organized a Diet Task Force Roundtable featuring Senegalese Minister of Health Awa Marie Coll-Seck, former UNAIDS Executive Director and Hideo Noguchi Africa Prize Laureate Peter Piot, and Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul who were in Japan for the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V). Eight Diet members from five different parties took part in the roundtable, where they heard about new opportunities in the field of communicable diseases and discussed Japan’s global health policy, reaffirming Japan’s support for the Global Fund and the need to maintain a strong focus on the three diseases. Mark Dybul spoke on the idea of “bending the curve,” and the need to take advantage of the unique opportunity we have to change the trajectory of the three diseases.

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