JCIE welcomed Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS, back to Japan. On his last visit in 2010, he attended the opening of the Access to Life Exhibition together with Michel Kazatchkine of the Global Fund, following which Japan announced its first $800 million pledge to the Global Fund.
On February 22, he held productive discussions with 9 Diet members from the Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ) Diet Task Force and Board of Advisors, addressing topics such as how to get the most from investments in global health and the role that UNAIDS plays in providing strategic information, political advocacy, and policy support to help optimize the impact of Global Fund investments. Discussions also focused on the role of UNAIDS as an incubator of innovation and on its work providing real-time data and technical expertise to the Global Fund.
With members of the FGFJ Diet Task Force
With the FGFJ Board of Advisors
Mr. Michel Sidibé
FGFJ Diet Task Force Co-chairs, Hon. Ichiro Aisawa (center) and Hon. Motohisa Furukawa (left), with Akio Okawara (right), president of JCIE/ Japan
Mr. Pradeep Kakkattil of UNAIDS demonstrates how data is applied in the field
Mr. Sidibé speaking with the Global Health & Human Security Executive Committee