Global Health Needs US-Japan Partnership

December 18, 2020
Council on Foreign Relations: Asia Unbound

“For decades, the United States and Japan have touted their bilateral partnership on global health as a means to help the world’s poor and vulnerable. Inexplicably, though, almost all meaningful U.S.-Japan cooperation has vanished during the greatest global health threat of the century—the COVID-19 pandemic. Our dual transitions—both to the Biden administration and to a new phase of the pandemic with the rollout of effective vaccines—provide a golden opportunity to build back this partnership.”

Jim Gannon, Executive Director of JCIE/USA, calls for greater US-Japan partnership at the bilateral, global, and regional level when it comes to global health in this piece for the Council on Foreign Relations’ Asia Unbound blog, pointing out key areas where cooperation is needed, including a revival of bilateral exchanges, greater US and Japanese funding for COVAX, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and other components of the ACT Accelerator, and a joint effort to deepen regional cooperation on COVID in Asia.

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This post on the Council on Foreign Relations’ Asia Unbound blog was written by guest blogger, James Gannon, Executive Director, JCIE/USA.