Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ)
The Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ), is a special initiative founded and operated by JCIE to strengthen support in Japan for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, a major international funding mechanism for fighting communicable diseases.
Japan played a key role in the Global Fund’s initial conception, serving as the host of the 2000 Kyushu-Okinawa G8 Summit, where world leaders first agreed to establish a multilateral fund to mobilize resources from around the world to fight three of the most devastating diseases. Since the Global Fund was launched in 2002, Japan has been one of its top donors.
FGFJ works to create an enabling environment in Japan for an effective response to the spread of HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases. It helps the Japanese government, private sector, and civil society contribute to the battle against these diseases, and it educates Japanese leaders about global health challenges, including through its multisectoral advisory board and its sponsorship of a legislators’ group, the FGFJ Diet Task Force. It also deepens international cooperation involving Japan and other countries to respond more effectively to these deadly diseases.