Tag: Japan's role

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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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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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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Report: FGFJ 15th Anniversary Event

March 29, 2019

FGFJ welcomed more than 130 people at its 15th Anniversary Event,” Our Fight, Our Global Fund, Our Replenishment—Japan and the Global Fund,” which offered an opportunity to look back on the course of the fight with those who have been integrally involved, evaluate where we are now, and what steps we should be taking as we look ahead toward the 6th replenishment of the Global Fund this October.

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Nikkei Op-ed on TB and UHC by UN Special Envoy Eric Goosby

May 15, 2016

In an op-ed published in the Nikkei Shimbun on May 15, UN Special Envoy on Tuberculosis Eric Goosby stresses the need for greater efforts to combat tuberculosis (TB), which the World Health Organization recently declared to be the deadliest infectious disease in the world. Due to the emergence of drug-resistant strains of TB and the high treatment costs, the poor …

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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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