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

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 (US) and Friends of the Global Fund Europe.

Japan and America Can Restore a Healthy World Order

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 continue creating more sustainable and equitable health systems.

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

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’s international cooperation in the field of healthcare.

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

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.

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

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 together to create a short documentary to showcase the most recent impact of the Global Fund up close by virtually visiting three countries: Niger, […]

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

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 for the Global Fund.

FGFJ YouTube Lecture Series: “The World Beyond COVID-19”

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, these COVID-19 safety measures have also restricted people from fulfilling important daily tasks and activities, and when people stop moving, growth and innovation […]

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

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 on April 20–21. During his trip, Mr. Sands engaged in dialogue around key global health issues and took part in several important […]

JCIE’s Noriyuki Ishiyama Ran in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay!

Noriyuki Ishiyama of the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) / Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ) was selected as a torchbearer for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and ran in the Torch Relay on Saturday, May 1, in Okinawa Prefecture as one of eight members of “The Global Fund – from Okinawa” team.

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

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 experiences and lessons learned from combatting HIV, TB, and social injustice to fight the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.