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


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…


The 32nd Diet Task Force Meeting Dives into the Global Fund’s Role in the ACT-Accelerator

April 30, 2021 | Online

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…


JCIE Marks One-Year Anniversary as the Japan Partner of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO

April 22, 2021 |

JCIE began partnering with the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO to accept donations to support the WHO and other international organizations in the fight against the global pandemic.


The GFF and Prospects for Maternal and Child Health Services in Africa during the COVID-19 Crisis

December 21, 2020 | Online

The Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) organized a special roundtable in conjunction with International Universal Health Coverage Day (on December 12) to highlight the work of the Global F…


Researchers Meeting | The Impact of COVID-19 on the Cross-Border Movement of the Long-Term Care Workforce

November 24, 2020 | Online

Capitalizing on this year’s gathering in Japan of health ministers and government officials for the G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting, JCIE worked with the Government of Japan and ERIA to co-organize the…


Dr. Osamu Kunii Describes the Global Fund’s COVID-19 Response at a Joint FGFJ Diet Task Force and Advisory Board Meeting

November 10, 2020 | Tokyo & Online

On November 10, 2020, Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ) held a combined session that represented the third meeting this year of FGFJ Diet Task Force and the first of the FGFJ Advisory Board.


2nd GFF Seminar | The Global Financing Facility in the COVID-19 Crisis

August 27, 2020 | 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…


JCIE Webinar | Global Health Diplomacy, Seen from the Perspective of Dr. Satoshi Ezoe

July 30, 2020 | Online

JCIE invited Dr. Satoshi Ezoe, the newly appointed Head of the Global Health Policy Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), to an engaging discussion on the landscape of the United Nations…


The Significance of Private Donations in the Global COVID-19 Response

July 15, 2020 | Online

JCIE held a virtual meeting to deepen the understanding of COVID-19’s global impact and the important role the WHO plays in the global response. The discussion featured Naoko Yamamoto, assistant direc…


Global Fund ED Discusses COVID-19's Impact on the Three Major Diseases in 30th FGFJ Diet Task Force Meeting

June 16, 2020 | Online

The FGFJ Diet Task Force held an online roundtable with Peter Sands, who briefed 14 Diet members on the expansion of COVID-19 in lower- and middle-income countries (LMIC), the impact that is having on…

RELATED PUBLICATIONS


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…


FGFJ x GLOBE+ Interview Series | From Hopelessness to Hopefulness—Three Decades of Leading the Fight against HIV/AIDS

March 26, 2021

This installment of the “Infectious Diseases Without Borders: Our Story” features Ambassador Mark Dybul, who decided to pursue a medical career to fight HIV/AIDS and ended up leading the American effo…


Japan’s Global Health Diplomacy in the Post-COVID Era—The Paradigm Shift Needed on ODA and Related Policies

Special Commission on Japan’s Strategy on Development Assistance for Health

2020 & 2021

A report from a high-level commission organized by JCIE calls for the Japanese government to better coordinate and strategize its health ODA by creating a centralized “control tower” and to double fun…