Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) Guide

21 August 2019

Your Guide to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria at the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7).

The Global Fund is proud to participate in TICAD7 in Yokohama, Japan from 28-30 August. TICAD plays an important role in providing a platform for critical global collaboration in support of African sustainable, stable economic growth and development, gathering heads of state and representatives from government, international/regional organizations, civil society, and the private sector.

Here are a few ways you can engage with the Global Fund during the conference:

Events and speaking moments.

Achieving Sustainable Financing for Health in Africa

Organized by: African Union Commission; Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Government of Japan; Japan Center for International Exchange; World Bank Group and World Health Organization

Speakers: Dr Donald Kaberuka, Chair of the Global Fund Board, Mr. Peter Sands, Executive Director, The Global Fund; Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Board Chair, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; Dr. Seth Berkley, CEO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; H.E. Mrs. Amira Elfadil Mohammed Elfadil, AU Commissioner for Social Affairs; Dr. Annette Dixon, Vice President for Human Development, World Bank Group; Dr. Christopher Elias, President of the Global Development Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Ms. Rosemary Mburu, Member, UHC2030 Civil Society Engagement Group (CSEM) and Executive Director, WACI/Health for all in Africa, Kenya; Mr. Ikuo Takizawa, Deputy Director General, Human Development Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency; Mr. Yoshiki Takeuchi, Vice Finance Minister for International Affairs, Government of Japan; Government representative of AU member state *; Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, Regional Director of the WHO Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) *;  Amb. Mark Dybul, Co-Director, Center for Global Health and Quality, Georgetown University Medical Center; Mr. Akio Okawara, President & CEO, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) (* = to be confirmed)(as of August 16)

Representatives from African Union member states, the African Union Commission, multilateral and bilateral development partners, and civil society will discuss the progress that has been made in mobilizing domestic resources for health in African Union member states, and the role that external funding and technical assistance can play in supporting the domestic use of resources to achieve better health in a sustainable manner.

Date: Thursday, 29th August 2019
Location: Pacifico Yokohama, Exhibition Hall B, Room B07
Hours: 10:30 -12:00

Sustainable Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Africa through Building Country Ownership

Organized by: Government of Japan; JICA; the World Bank; Amref Health Africa; UNICEF; UHC2030; The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Global Fund Speaker: Peter Sands, Executive Director

The event will explore future options for achieving UHC in a sustainable manner. It aims to highlight the good practices and lessons learnt in moving towards UHC with a particular focus on five key areas identified in ‘UHC in Africa’ through presenting country progress, enhance multi-stakeholder coordination at global and country levels and shape the way forward to achieve UHC in a sustainable and equitable manner. Date: Thursday, 29th August

Location: La Vela, Inter Continental Yokohama Grand Hotel
Hours: 16:00 -18:00

Global Fund, Gavi, GHIT Fund (GGG+) Forum: Power of All to Achieve UHC & SDGs!!

Organized by: RESULTS Japan and Japan Association for Health and Peace

Lead Partners: The Global Fund; Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; GHIT Fund; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Save the Children Japan and ACTION

Global Fund Speakers: Dr Donald Kaberuka, Chair of the Global Fund Board; Sam Kunii, Director of Strategy, Investment and Impact Division

GGG+Forum aims to accelerate the momentum to achieve targets in global health and nutrition through extensive discussions amongst the participants from the Japanese and African governments, international organizations, private sectors, academia, and civil society.

Date: Thursday, 29th August
Location: Pacifico Yokohama
Hours: 10:30 -12:00

Creating an African Digital Health & Development Dynamic Universal Health Coverage in the 21st Century

Organized by: Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting

In cooperation with The G20 Health & Development Partnership, UN University, NEPAD, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance

Global Fund speaker: Sam Kunii, Director of Strategy, Investment and Impact Division

Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) enabled by Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are positioned in Africa as key means for accelerated implementation of next generation Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and achievement of the health-related the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. This event aims to generate the momentum to turn the concept into reality.

Date: Friday 30 August
Location: Pacifico Yokohama
Hours:  13:00-14:30

SwitchPoint Shibuya: The Crossroads of Health and Innovation in Africa

Organized by: IntraHealth International; The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria; Japan Center for International Exchange/Friends of the Global Fund, Japan.

Speakers: Beverly Mutindi, Co-founder, SophieBot, Global Fund Her Voice Ambassador; Nicholas Niwagaba, Executive Director, Uganda Network of Young People Living with HIV/AIDS; Olivia Ngou, Coordinator, Global Civil Society Network for Malaria Elimination; Zolelwa Sifumba, Medical Doctor, Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital; Janet Tobias, Writer, Director, Producer; Janet Muriuki, Public Health Specialist, IntraHealth International; Ken Masui, Founder Co-CEO EDGEof

Performers: Steloolive, Sound Artist; HARUNA, Pole Dancer; Touchy

This uniquely, globally curated event in Tokyo focuses on inventive approaches to solving health challenges in Africa. Come to Shibuya in the heart of Tokyo and join the artists, activists, storytellers, tech entrepreneurs, and global health innovators driving public health progress and leading the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria in Africa. This program is organized on the sidelines of TICAD7.

Date: Saturday, August 31
Location: EDGEof, Shibuya Tokyo
Hours:  15:00-19:00 (doors open at 14:30)
Register here: English | Japanese

Side events at TICAD7: https://www.mofa.go.jp/files/000503311.pdf