Global Health

JCIE has a long history of working to advance global health and human security, mobilizing world leaders and stakeholders from different sectors of society—government, civil society, medicine, business, and more—to tackle the most pressing challenges of the day. Our activities foster greater understanding of health and human security challenges among key decision makers and promote high-level international dialogue and cooperation on critical issues in the field.

CURRENT PROGRAMS

RELATED ACTIVITIES


Launch of the G7 Global Health Task Force

August 10, 2022 | Japan

Ahead of the G7 Summit, JCIE has established the 2023 G7 Global Health Task Force under the Executive Committee on Global Health and Human Security to make recommendations to the Japanese government o…


FGFJ Diet Task Force Members Submit Letter Asking Japanese Government for Strong Pledge to the Global Fund

August 3, 2022 | Online

Summary of a meeting between members of the FGFJ Diet Task Force and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to submit a letter requesting Japan’s contribution to the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment.


4th US-Japan Global Health Dialogue

June 17, 2022 | Washington DC

The 4th US-Japan Global Health Dialogue brought together over 50 American and Japanese senior government officials, legislators, health experts, and leaders from international organizations to discuss…


FGFJ Survey | Attitudes on Japan’s International Cooperation for Infectious Diseases

May 12, 2022 | Online

Summary of an online survey conducted by FGFJ on the Japanese general public’s understanding of infectious diseases as well as their awareness of infectious diseases in developing countries and Japan’…


Friends of the Global Fund Joint Webinar Series: “The Global Fund in the COVID-19 Era: Supporting the Vital Role of Community Health Workers”

April 28, 2022 |

On April 27, 2022, Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ) hosted the third webinar in a three-part series on the “Global Fund in the COVID-19 era,” in partnership with Friends of the Global Fight (U…


Global Fund Executive Director Peter Sands Visits Japan for the First Time in Over Two Years

April 22, 2022 |

After a two-year absence due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Peter Sands, the executive director of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (The Global Fund), paid a visit to Japan o…


Visit Niger, Indonesia and Malawi in a New Documentary on the Global Fund’s Impact

March 24, 2022 |

The “Friends of the Global Fund” network—organizations that work to deepen the understanding of and expand the support base for the Global Fund in Europe, the United States, and Japan—has come togethe…


FGFJ YouTube Lecture Series: "The World Beyond COVID-19"

March 18, 2022 |

Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, society has become widely aware of the risks posed by the virus and ways to mitigate them, including by wearing PPE, social distancing, and quarantining. However,…


SYMPOSIUM | Restructuring Post-COVID Global Health Governance through Global Solidarity: The Role of G7 & G20

March 16, 2022 | Online

Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) and the Tokyo University Institute for Future Initiatives (IFI) are conducting a research project on “The International Order and Japan’s Role in the COV…


JCIE Co-organized Official Event for Nutrition for Growth Summit

December 8, 2021 | Online

The Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE), joined by the Ministry of Finance of Japan, the World Bank, and the *Global Finance Facility for Women, Children, and Adolescents (GFF), held an off…


How to Protect the Nutrition and Health of Women, Children, and Adolescents in the Time of COVID-19

November 15, 2021 | Online

Leading up to the Nutrition for Growth 2021 Summit, the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) hosted a high-level webinar that brought together Diet members and key figures in discussions on…


JCIE Launches ACT-A Watch Japanese-Language Website and Twitter Feed

November 9, 2021 | Online

JCIE is proud to announce the launch of the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A) Watch website and Twitter feed, providing Japanese audiences with greater access to the latest information on t…


Global Fund’s Dr. Osamu Kunii Addresses the FGFJ Diet Task Force and Advisory Board in Joint Meeting

October 20, 2021 | Online

In September 2021, FGFJ organized a series of online and in-person meetings for Dr. Osamu (Sam) Kunii, Head of the Strategy, Investment and Impact for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and M…


3rd GFF Seminar | The GFF’s Impact on the Ground—Case of the Nutrition Project in Cambodia

July 1, 2021 (ICT, JST) | June 30 (EDT, CDT) | Online

JCIE launched the GFF Seminar series in 2020 as part of its efforts to deepen understanding of how the Japanese government, NGOs, and others can coordinate more effectively with the GFF in order to st…


Briefing on the ACT-Accelerator at the Special Session of the Executive Committee on Global Health and Human Security

May 19, 2021 | Virtual

On May 19th, ten leaders of the global health organizations that comprise the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, as well as Ambassador Carl Bildt, WHO Special Envoy for ACT-Accelerator, joine…

RELATED PUBLICATIONS


Kishida shows leadership at TICAD on global health and security

Kazuyo Kato

August 28, 2022

This piece by JCIE/USA Executive Director Kazuyo Kato highlights the significant of Japan’s recent pledge to the Global Fund, made at TICAD8.


Japan and America Can Restore a Healthy World Order

Mark Lagon and James Gannon

August 25, 2022

This piece by JCIE Senior Fellow Jim Gannon and Friends of the Global Fight Chief Policy Officer Mark Lagon highlights the history of US-Japan collaboration on health, and how the two countries can co…


AHWIN Papers No. 3: The Path to Community-Based Integrated Care

Tomoko Sakota

April 2022

The third publication in the “AHWIN Papers” series covers Japan’s transition to community-based integrated care to address the challenges of its older population.


FGFJ x GLOBE+ Interview Series: Leaving No One Behind—The Importance of Including People Living with HIV, Sex Workers, and Transgender People in the SDGs

December 1, 2021

The latest installment of the “Infectious Diseases Without Borders–Our Story” interview series features Ms. Yuki Takemoto, Country Director for Pakistan and Afghanistan at the United Nations Joint Pro…


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

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…


Japan's Global Health Strategy in the Post–COVID-19 Era Vol. 1 | International Politics and Japan During the COVID Pandemic and Beyond—Redefining Solidarity

Kazuto Suzuki

August 10, 2021

Volume 1 of a series on “Japan’s Global Health Strategy in the Post–COVID-19 Era” explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the rules-based international order and how it will change the global…


FGFJ Publications | Launching a Pandemic Financing Facility: Three Proposals & Their Implications for the Global Fund

August 2021

This Friends of the Global Fund, Japan publication documents proposed reforms to financing facilities for the Global Fund, with JCIE Senior Fellow Jim discussing the significance of these proposals fo…


FGFJ x GLOBE+ Interview Series | Protecting Human Rights in the Fight Against COVID-19 – Learning from Experiences in Fighting HIV & TB

July 30, 2021

This interview features Jeffry Acaba, who began working on HIV prevention initiatives when he was a university student in the Philippines. In it, he gives valuable insight on how we can apply the expe…


A COVID-19 Emergency Response Strategy—Establishing Domestic Vaccine Development Capacity During a Public Health Emergency

Task Force for Promoting Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Regulatory Harmonization in Asia, Executive Committee on Global Health and Human Security

2021

This report, available in both English and Japanese, outlines the Task Force for Promoting Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Regulatory Harmonization in Asia’s strategy recommendations for a COVID-19…


Toward Achieving the SDGs: The GFF’s Impact and Challenges and Its Significance for Japan

Prepared by Shiori Nagatani, Tomoko Yoshida, and Tomoko Suzuki

2020 (Japanese) | 2021 (English abridged version)

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the Global Financing Facility (GFF), established in 2015, based on 40 interviews with experts and stakeholders, with the aim of fostering understanding…


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

This interview features Kohta Iwahashi, president of akta, a nonprofit that provides information on HIV prevention for sexual minorities. In it, he dives into akta’s community-based activities and how…


Leveraging Technology for the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing: Experiences of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

May 2021

This report is on the utilization of technology and effective policy interventions to support older persons in China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea. It was published by the United Nations Economic…


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

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 Keny…


New Japanese-Language Video by FGFJ Explains the Global Fund’s Lifesaving Work

April 9, 2021

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) and The Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ) have come together to produce an animated video in Japanese introducing the roles…


AHWIN Papers No. 2: The Impact and Future of Japan’s 8020 Campaign

Dr. Midori Tsuneishi and Dr. Tamotsu Sato

April 2021

The second publication in the “AHWIN Papers” series covers Japan’s nationwide campaign to help people retain more teeth into their later years, the success of which offers an important model for promo…