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


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…


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…


Democracy for the Future | Meeting of Civil Society Leaders on COVID-19 and Challenges to Democratic Values

June 11, 2020 | Online

JCIE brought together a group of civil society leaders for an online discussion on the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for civil society and the challenges it might pose to democratic values in…


Webinar | Responding to the Needs of Older People During the COVID-19 Pandemic—Sharing Lessons Learned

May 28, 2020 | Online

This webinar shared lessons from the United States on how the epidemic has impacted older persons, particularly those in long-term care facilities and offered a platform to share observations on the U…


29th FGFJ Diet Task Force Meeting on Climate Variation’s Impact on Malaria

April 23, 2020 | Virtual

On March 10, the JCIE/FGFJ Diet Task Force met with Dr. Noboru Minakawa and Dr. Shigeyuki Kano to discuss the relationship between climate variation and malaria. The topic generated a high level of in…


Global Health Diet Roundtable | Update on the Regional COVID-19 Situation

April 21, 2020 | Virtual

On April 21, JCIE held its Fifth Global Health Diet Roundtable where more than a dozen Diet members were briefed on the current global COVID-19 situation by World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pac…

RELATED PUBLICATIONS


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…


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

August 2021

Over the past three months, three different commissions issued reports proposing major reforms of the global health architecture to improve pandemic preparedness and response (PPR). In this FGFJ repor…


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

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, JCIE’s Task Force for Promoting Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Regulatory Harmonization in Asia recommends greater efforts to achieve regulatory harmonization in…


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)

With the goal of fostering the understanding of the GFF among people involved in global health and developmental assistance in Japan, JCIE conducted…


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

DOWNLOAD THE REPORT As part of our program on Aging in Asia,  three  JCIE staff members contributed case studies to a report developed by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and…


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…


FGFJ x GLOBE+ Interview Series | Surviving TB & COVID – What a South African Doctor Has to Tell the World

December 10, 2020

This interview features Zolelwa Sifumba, a young medical doctor from South Africa who has survived MDR-TB and COVID-19. In it, she shares more about her experiences with communicable diseases and her…


FGFJ x GLOBE+ Interview Series | A Transgender Woman and HIV Activist Who Realized Her Dreams

November 10, 2020

This interview tells the story of Erika Castellanos, a transgender woman living with HIV who has struggled for survival and acceptance, and now works as an advocate for trans, gender diverse and inter…