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
Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ) x Asahi GLOBE+

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 Kenya who is living with HIV and was able to receive life-saving treatment for her and her son, thanks to the support of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (The Global Fund). She later established a foundation to protect the health and human rights of young women and girls suffering from adversity in Kenya and was selected to run in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay. This is a story of a woman who overcame many hardships and continues to actively advocate on an international platform to have the voices of the affected communities heard throughout the world.

Continue reading on the FGFJ website.

To learn more about “Infectious Diseases Without Borders–Our Story,” please visit the series page.

This interview is published by the Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ), a special initiative founded and operated by JCIE, in collaboration with Asahi GLOBE+.