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Commentary & Opinion

Recognizing Japan's Contribution to African Health, Development

May 31, 2013

"As we gather in Yokohama this week for the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development, I'd like to take a moment and reflect on how far we have come," Mark Dybul, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, writes in the Huffington Post's "The Big Push" blog. "Just 10 years ago, the African continent was plagued by a terrifying spread of HIV and AIDS, at the same time that malaria was still killing millions of children under the age of five, and tuberculosis was threatening as well," he states, discussing interventions. "Today, we have those scientific tools and that implementation experience, and it gives us an historic opportunity to completely control these three major killers," he writes, adding, "Japan needs to play a critical role, if we are to succeed in defeating AIDS, TB and malaria. Only with global support, and with Japan's leadership, can this cause succeed."

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