Tag: HIV

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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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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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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