Tag: COVID-19

FGFJ Issue Brief | Launching a Pandemic Financing Facility: Three Proposals & Their Implications for the Global Fund

August 2021

“Over the past three months, three different commissions issued reports proposing major reforms of the global health architecture to improve pandemic preparedness and response (PPR). Each recommends the creation of a new institution for financing PPR, along with a bevy of other reforms, and all rely heavily on preexisting global health organizations such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, …

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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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The 32nd Diet Task Force Meeting Dives into the Global Fund’s Role in the ACT-Accelerator

April 30, 2021

FGFJ’s 32nd Diet Task Force meeting featured Peter Sands, the executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund), as a guest speaker. He spoke to more than 30 Diet Task Force members, outlining how the Global Fund’s investments in health and community systems, laboratories, and supply chains laid critical foundations that have facilitated countries’ …

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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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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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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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