Global Fund Welcomes Japan's New Global Health Policy

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has welcomed Japan’s new global health policy, which seeks to expand initiatives on improving maternal and child health as well as combating AIDS and other infectious diseases.

“Japan’s new Global Health Policy is a very important step in the global fight to remove health disparities and will significantly enhance existing efforts to provide the best medical care to mothers and their babies in need in the world’s poorest regions,” said Michel Kazatchkine, executive director of the Global Fund, in a statement. “The policy underscores Japan’s deep commitment to the Global Fund as one of its biggest donors and will allow us to further expand our significant successes in improving the quality of health services in many countries as we strive to achieve the health-related Millennium Development Goals.”

As reported by Devex, the policy was unveiled in September’s Millennium Development Goals summit, where Japan also pledged USD800 million for the Global Fund. 

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