The Preparatory Meeting of the Global Fund’s 5th Replenishment was held on December 17 in Tokyo, and was hosted by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It was the first time that such a meeting had been held in Asia. Bill Gates was among the roughly 150 individuals in attendance representing national governments, civil society organizations, corporations, UN agencies, and …
The government of Japan and the Global Fund co-organized a UNGA side event on “The Path Towards Universal Health Coverage: the promotion of equitable global health and human security in the post-2015 development era” along with the governments of France, Liberia, Senegal, Thailand, the WHO, and the World Bank.
On April 17, a seminar was held in Tokyo to launch the Japanese translation of Peter Piot’s memoir, No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses, which recounts his experience on the front lines of the fight against communicable diseases.
Japan’s First Lady, Akie Abe, is collaborating with the MTV Staying Alive Foundation on the launch of an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign, which will begin with “Ask Akie Abe,” a Q&A with Mrs. Abe via Twitter.