The Global Fund was born out of the dreams of many, and it has saved lives, changed lives, and enabled millions to live on and pursue their own dreams. Behind this institution that has saved 44 million lives are the stories of countless people.
FGFJ has created a documentary series in the 20th anniversary year of the Global Fund, titled, It Always Starts with a Dream. The series started with an introductory digest video, covering the history of the fight against infectious diseases. Japanese experts also discuss the present and future of the world’s countermeasures against infectious diseases.
Following the initial digest video, a series of three episodes were released featuring the stories of people who are making efforts to realize the dream of ending AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.
“When I first mooted the idea of the Global Fund, people said I was dreaming…I love dreams. It always starts with a dream.” – Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations from 1997-2006
This is the story of Phuong Anh, also known as Fiona, who was diagnosed with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) at a young age but was able to overcome the disease after treatment she received through support from the Global Fund. Fiona is supported by her family, doctors, and schoolteachers, and she has become a supporter herself for others undergoing TB treatment. She is an active advocate for measures to fight tuberculosis and is working to realize the dream of ending TB in Vietnam and around the world.
View more videos in the series:
Episode 2 (El Salvador)
Credits:Planning and Production: Friends of the Global Fund JapanVideo Direction and Production: ActAdventNarration by: Hitoshi Kubota
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