Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul visited Japan on October 14–16, his third trip to the country since assuming his post in January 2013. During his stay, Dybul met with a range of government, corporate, media, and NGO leaders, all of which were arranged by JCIE’s Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ). Also visiting Japan was the Global Fund’s Head of Strategy, Investment and Impact Sam Kunii, who stayed on longer to further cultivate relations with JICA, CSOs, students, and others.
Dybul’s jam-packed schedule included, among others:
meetings with government officials, including the Hon. Minoru Kiuchi, Parliamentary Senior Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, and the Hon. Keiko Nagaoka, State Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare
a meeting with nearly a dozen members of FGFJ’s Diet Task Force as well as distinguished members of the FGFJ Board of Advisors
a meeting with the Executive Committee on JCIE’s Global Health and Human Security Program, chaired by the Hon. Keizo Takemi, which included remarks by Chief Cabinet Minister Yoshihide Suga
interviews with a number of Japan’s major media outlets
The objective of Dybul’s visit was to provide an update on the recent achievements of the Global Fund, the current status of the fight against the three diseases, and the fund’s newly introduced business model, as well as to strengthen the fund’s relationship with Japan, which has been one of the fund’s strongest supporters since its inception.
For more information on this event, please visit the FGFJ Website.