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


Health Minister of Malawi Speaks to FGFJ's Diet Task Force on Climate and Health

April 20, 2024 | Tokyo, Japan

On April 18, Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ) held its 38th Diet Task Force meeting, which featured a discussion with H.E. Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda, the Minister of Health of Malawi. The meet…


JCIE Celebrates 20th Anniversary of the Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ)

March 22, 2024 |

JCIE is delighted to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ) initiative, which encourages multisectoral collaboration and support for the work of the Global Fund…


FGFJ Participates in the Tokyo Premiere of "The Inheritance"

February 14, 2024 | Tokyo, Japan

©Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (TMT) Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund) supported the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (TMT)…

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Final Conference of the Global Health Multistakeholder Dialogue

December 1, 2023 | Tokyo, Japan

JCIE co-hosted the hybrid final conference of the Global Health Multistakeholder Dialogue: From Hiroshima to Puglia (GHMD) in Tokyo, Japan. About 120 experts, half of whom joined from overseas, gather…


FGFJ Reflects on 40 Years of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic for World AIDS Day 2023

November 30, 2023 | Tokyo, Japan

2023 marks 40 years since the discovery of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Over the last four decades, AIDS has spread throughout the world and remains a pandemic to this day.Friends of the Global Fu…


PANEL DISCUSSION | Building Climate-Resilient & Sustainable Health Systems through US-Japan Leadership

November 8, 2023 | 4:00-5:30PM | Washington DC

JCIE/USA is organizing a panel discussion at the US-Japan Council’s 2023 Annual Conference to explore how the US and Japan are addressing the relationship between climate change and human health.


FGFJ Event on "Inclusive Health Systems" on the Sidelines of the 78th UN General Assembly

September 19, 2023 | New York City & Online

Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ), Friends of the Global Fight (US), Friends of the Global Fund, Europe, and Fund for the Global Fund held an event on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly…

2023 US-Japan Global Health Dialogue

2023 US-Japan Global Health Dialogue

September 18, 2023 | Washington DC

The 2023 US-Japan Global Health Dialogue brought together US and Japanese senior government officials, legislators, health experts, and other leaders to discuss how US-Japan collaboration can be lever…

Hiroshima G7 global health task force follow-up initiative

Hiroshima G7 Global Health Follow-Up Initiative Kick-off Event: Reflections on the 2023 G7

June 27, 2023 | Online

This webinar is a kick-off for the Hiroshima G7 Global Health Follow-up Initiative, and aims to reflect on the 2023 G7 communique and past G7 commitments.

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For the Health of All Women and Children: What is the Role of the GFF?

June 21, 2023 | Hybrid

JCIE and Save the Children Japan co-hosted an event to discuss the role of the GFF in improving primary health care towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in low- and middle-income countrie…

Hiroshima G7 Global Health Task Force Recommendations for Promoting Global Solidarity Towards a More Resilient Health System

Hiroshima G7 Task Force: Recommendations for Promoting Global Solidarity Towards a More Resilient Health System

April 5, 2023 | Online

JCIE co-hosted a special webinar with Pandemic Action Network (PAN), and the University of Tokyo’s Institute for Future Initiatives to discuss JCIE’s Hiroshima G7 Global Health Task Force recommendati…


FGFJ Arranges Global Fund Director Peter Sands Visit to Japan ahead of the G7 Summit

March 17, 2023 | Tokyo

The Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (The Global Fund), Peter Sands, visited Japan on March 1-2, 2023, and FGFJ helped arrange meetings with global health…


FGFJ Seminar | Game Changers—Japanese Innovations in Combatting Infectious Diseases

March 1, 2023 | Tokyo & Online

The Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ), in collaboration with the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund), will held a public seminar, “Game Changers: Japanese Innovation in Combatt…

Hiroshima G7 Global Health Task Force dialogue

Hiroshima G7 Global Health Task Force Dialogue Series

February 1–10, 2023 | Online

In 2023, Japan will host the G7 Summit in Hiroshima. JCIE has established a Hiroshima G7 Global Health Task Force to make recommendations to the Japanese government on the G7 agenda for global health….


Hiroshima G7 Global Health Taskforce Roundtable Discussion

November 30, 2022 | Washington DC

In 2023, Japan will host the G7 Summit in Hiroshima. JCIE has established a Hiroshima G7 Global Health Task Force to make recommendations to the Japanese government on the G7 agenda for global health….

RELATED PUBLICATIONS


AHWIN Papers No. 4: Disaster Preparedness for Aging Populations—Lessons from Japan

Dr. Hiroko Okuda and Dr. Jun Tomio

February 2024

The fourth publication in the “AHWIN Papers” series examines Japan’s actions to improve disaster preparedness to better safeguard the country’s aging population.


Global Health Multistakeholder Dialogue Recommendations to the G7 2024

Global Health Multistakeholder Dialogue

December 2023

The culmination of an independent, nonstate actor-led Global Health Multistakeholder Dialogue, this report reviews the progress of the G7’s past commitments to global health issues including antimicro…

GFF UHC PHC report

The Road to UHC: The GFF’s Catalytic Role in Supporting PHC Toward the Achievement of UHC

Prepared by Hayley Hutchison

2023

This report provides a overview of the Global Financing Facility (GFF)’s role in supporting primary health care (PHC) toward the goal of achieving universal health coverage (UHC), as well as examples…


The US and Japan as G7 Champions of Health and Democracy

Kazuyo Kato

May 11, 2023

In this op-ed published in the Diplomat ahead of the 2023 G7 Summit in Hiroshima, JCIE/USA Executive Director Kazuyo Kato and Ambassador (ret.) Mark Lagon, Chief Policy Officer at Friends of the Globa…

JCIE and Hiroshima G7 Task Force Members meet with Seiji Kihara and Keizo Takemi for the launch of the Task Force's Recommendations to the G7

Hiroshima G7 Global Health Task Force Recommendations for the G7 Meetings in Japan

Hiroshima G7 Global Health Task Force

April 2023

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…


Kishida Shows Leadership at TICAD on Global Health and Security

Kazuyo Kato

August 28, 2022

This piece by JCIE/USA Executive Director Kazuyo Kato highlights the significant of Japan’s recent pledge to the Global Fund, made at TICAD8.


Japan and America Can Restore a Healthy World Order

Mark Lagon and James Gannon

August 25, 2022

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 co…


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…