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FGFJ x GLOBE+ Interview Series: Running Out of Oxygen & Having to Turn Away Patients – A TB Doctor Combating COVID-19 in Indonesia

October 6, 2021

Dr Erlina Burhan, head pulmonologist at the Persahabatan Hospital. ©The Global Fund  The latest installment of the “Infectious Diseases Without Borders–Our Story” interview series features Dr. Erlina Burhan, who has been at the forefront of the fight against tuberculosis (TB) for more than 30 years in Indonesia, which has the second highest TB prevalence in the world. At the time …

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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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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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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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