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[International Youth Day Memorial! ] Message from the top of the global fund fighting infectious diseases to young people in Japan

August 12th is the International Youth Day designated by the United Nations. The spread of the new coronavirus infection that changed the world. The number of new infections is still increasing in Japan. Infectious diseases spread across national borders, and many people must have felt that as long as the epidemic continues somewhere in the world, it will not end. Not limited to corona, there are infectious diseases that torment people around the world. In particular, AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, which are called the three major infectious diseases, are serious, and the impact of corona is also enormous. This time, Mr. Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund), an international organization working on the three major infectious diseases, talked with three young people in Japan. What is Mr. Sands’ hope for the young people of Japan?