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East Asian Regional Response to HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Commemorative Symposium on the Fifth Anniversary of the Kyushu-Okinawa Summit
Japan Centre for International Exchange, Tokyo, June 2005, 136 pp
4-88907-122-9 C

"The Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ), convened a major conference on "East Asian Regional Responses to HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria" in Tokyo on June 30, 2005, in collaboration with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund) and the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The conference was organized to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Kyushu-Okinawa G8 Summit, which was held in 2000 under the chairmanship of then Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori. The commitment made by the G8 leaders at this summit led to the creation in 2002 of the Global Fund, which was tasked with combating the major infectious diseases that were gaining prominence on the international community's agenda. Designed as a private support group, the FGFJ is chaired by Prime Minister Mori with the goals of creating an enabling environment for an effective response to the spread of HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases in Japan and of promoting cooperation between Japan and other East Asian countries. The presentations by the 12 researchers, as summarized in the report on Session 1, underscored the growing concern that is widely held by experts in the field about the potential explosive spread of HIV/AIDS in Asia in the near future."

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