Tag: Involving Political Leaders

Featured Dialogue: The Global Fund & Japan—20 Years of Partnership

October 6, 2021

  Jiji Medical online, one of Japan’s top medical online news websites run by Jiji Press, featured a discussion highlighting the 20 years of contributions made by the Global Fund (GF) and Japan to the advancement of global health and the GF’s unique role in future pandemic preparedness and response (PPR). The dialogue took place in mid-September between Dr. Osamu …

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Peter Sands discusses the importance of supporting LMICs in response to the COVID variants.

September 15, 2021

In conjunction with the launch of the Global Fund’s new Results Report, which showcases the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, Executive Director Peter Sands was featured in an interview by one of the top national newspapers in Japan, the Asahi Shimbun GLOBE (print) and GLOBE+ (online). In the article, Mr. Sands highlights the …

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The Biden-Suga Summit: Cooperation to Enhance Support for the ACT Accelerator

April 26, 2021

On April 16, 2021, President Joseph Biden of the United States and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan held a meeting in Washington DC. This was the first face-to-face meeting between the two leaders since the Biden administration took office, and the two exchanged opinions on important issues between the United States and Japan, including the US-Japan alliance and regional …

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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 Diet Task Force Visit to Indonesia and Timor-Leste

September 5–11, 2016

Four members of the Friends of the Global Fund Japan (FGFJ) Diet Task Force visited Indonesia and Timor-Leste from September 5­–11. The trip provided an opportunity for the participants to see first-hand how Japan’s support for the Global Fund is making an impact in the field and to grasp the challenges that government officials and communities continue to face.

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Canada to Host Global Fund Replenishment

May 9, 2016, Ottawa

Friends of the Global Fund Japan (FGFJ) welcomes the announcement by Canada to host the Fifth Replenishment Conference* of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Montreal on September 16, and applauds Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s pledge of C$785 million to the Global Fund over the next three years, a 20 percent increase from the previous pledge. The announcement …

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Global Fund Vice Chair Aida Kurtovic Visits Japan

February 3–6, 2016, Tokyo

Aida Kurtovic, vice chair of the Global Fund, visited Japan on February 3–6. This was her first visit to Japan since her appointment as vice chair. In addition to paying a courtesy call on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe along with other global health professionals, she visited State Minister for Foreign Affairs Seiji Kihara and had discussions with Diet members and senior …

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