Tag: AIDS

FGFJ x GLOBE+ Interview Series: Protecting Human Rights in the Fight Against COVID-19 – Learning from Experiences in Fighting HIV & TB

July 30, 2021

Jeffry Acaba (second from right, sitting down) attending a Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS meeting, 2017.  The latest installment of the “Infectious Diseases Without Borders–Our Story” interview series features Jeffry Acaba, who began working on HIV prevention initiatives when he was a university student in the Philippines. When he himself found out that he was living with HIV, he …

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FGFJ x GLOBE+ Interview Series: 20 Years of HIV Prevention in Shinjuku’s Ni-Chome District—The Power of Community Outreach & Mobilization

June 11, 2021

Members of akta. Second from the right is Kohta Iwahashi. Photo courtesy of akta. In recognition of this week’s convening of the 2021 United Nations High-Level Meetings on HIV/AIDS, the Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ) is pleased to introduce our interview with Kohta Iwahashi (president of akta) in the latest installment of our collaborative series with Asahi GLOBE+, …

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FGFJ x GLOBE+ Interview Series: Rising from a Grim HIV Prognosis to Stand Up for Young Women/Girls in Kenya and Join an Olympic Torch Relay Team

May 5, 2021

Maurine Murenga speaking as a Panelist at a Global Fund Resource Mobilization Meeting in Germany for the 5th Replenishment. In this latest issue of the “Infectious Diseases Without Borders–Our Story” series, Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ) and Asahi GLOBE+ are pleased to feature Maurine Murenga, a woman from Kenya who is living with HIV and was able to receive …

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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 battle …

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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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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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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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