The Fight against HIV/AIDS, TB, and Malaria at a Crossroads: Nikkei Business Interviews Mark Dybul

December 8, 2014

Nikkei Business Online published its recent interview with Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul.

While three of the world’s deadliest communicable diseases—HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria—continue to claim over 3 million lives each year, scientific progress and strengthened countermeasures have stymied their spread to such an extent that we can now envision a world that has brought these three diseases under control—a world where they no longer pose a threat to public health—by 2030.

Dybul cited the encouraging achievements of Global Fund–supported programs, which have saved the lives of 7 million individuals so far, while stressing that controlling these diseases will require maintaining the momentum that has produced these successes and continuing to develop innovative countermeasures to combat these threats to public health. In light of the important role that Japan has played in these achievements, he looks forward to Japan’s leadership as chair of the 2016 G8 Summit.

Full interview (in Japanese):
3大感染症との戦い、今こそ分岐点: 「グローバルファンド」事務局長に聞く (Access to the full interview may require an account with Nikkei Business Online.)