5th Replenishment Preparatory Meeting of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to be hosted by Japan
1. Japan will host the Global Fund’s 5th Replenishment Preparatory Meeting on 17 December 2015 in Tokyo.
2. Representatives of Governments, NGOs, researchers, private sector and international organizations such as the World Health Organization will participate in the meeting. Dr. Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund will also attend. During the meeting, participants will discuss the results achieved so far, the needs assessment and the activities for the next replenishment cycle (from year 2017 to 2019), and exchange views on innovative approaches to end the epidemics of the three diseases (HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria).
3. HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria are known as the three major infectious diseases that take approximately 3.6 million lives every year and hamper the economic and social development in developing countries, thereby being a threat to human security. The Global Fund was established in 2002 in order to support the responses, such as prevention and treatment, to the three diseases. Japan, as a founding parent, has been an active contributor to the activities of the Fund since its inception.