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Together with WACI Health and AHF Kenya, GFAN Africa visited the Embassy of Japan in Kenya , met His Excellency Ambassador Ryoichi Horie and thanked him for Japan’s early & increased pledge of $840 million for the 6th replenishment of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria . Explaining that the contribution by Japan will save millions of lives, Dr Kinyanjui the Executive Director of AHF Kenya said that Japan is commendable for global health leaderships. This contribution will help save 16 million lives and get us closer to achieving SDG3 on the health and wellbeing of all.

H E Ambassador Horie re-stated Japan’s interest and commitment to global health adding that Japan collaborates with the Government of Kenya and countries in the region in health. He mentioned that health will be one of the areas of focus during the upcoming TICAD 7 meeting in Yokohama on 28th August 2019.

Thank you Japan!

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On 18 July 2019, GFAN Africa wrote a letter to The Netherlands, urging them to #stepupthefight. In the letter, GFAN Africa noted with gratitude, that since 2001 until the 5th Replenishment, the Netherlands has contributed significantly towards the global goals to end the epidemics of HIV, TB, and Malaria.

On 31 July, GFAN Africa wrote letters to Finland’s Minister for Social Affairs and Health, Aino-Kaisa Pekonen, and Minister of Development for Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Ville Skinnari. In the letters sent to them directly as well as copies sent through Consulates and High Commissions in countries across Africa, GFAN Africa acknowledged Finland’s support of the Global Fund since 2002.

Finland and the Global Fund

In 2002, Finland joined hands with other governments, the private sector, civil society, and people affected by HIV, TB, and Malaria to form the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Finland has been a strong supporter of the Global Fund. Since 2002, Finland has contributed €25M to support the work the Global Fund does to promote universal health coverage, maternal and newborn health, the education of women and girls...

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On 18 June 2019, together with WACI Health, GFAN Africa met Dr Tamu Daniels the Country Coordinator of PEPFAR in Kenya and to Dr Dan Koros the Global Fund Liaison and presented to them a letter urging the US to make an early & increased pledged for a successful 6th replenishment of the Global Fund to save 16 million lives over the next three years.

In a brief and extremely cordial conversation, Dr Tamu emphasized that the US Government is deeply commit...

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