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Efforts toward three contagious diseases in Africa: Takeda Initiative  

Since 2010, we have continued to donate ¥100 million for 10 years to training health care personnel in Kenya, Tanzania, and Nigeria through the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria

In March 2010, Takeda launched the "Takeda Initiative", a financial aid program designed to develop and strengthen the capacity of healthcare workers through the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (The Global Fund).

Currently, many millions of people die each year from one of the world's three major communicable diseases: HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. This constitutes a major obstacle to development and growth in developing countries; therefore, it is critical that the international community addresses these disease issues. African countries, in particular, suffer from very severe shortages of healthcare workers, which hinders their efforts to deliver the healthcare services needed to overcome such diseases.

Accordingly, Takeda has decided to contribute to Global Fund-supported programs aimed at enhancing healthcare systems in African nations, primarily through the development and up skilling of healthcare personnel.

Takeda will donate ¥100 million a year (over a ten-year period, 2010-2019). The donations mainly support three projects being conducted in Tanzania (malaria), Nigeria (HIV/AIDS) and Senegal* (tuberculosis).
*Support to Senegal is now directed to Kenya since 2014

The Takeda Initiative helps to upgrade assistance for developing countries to which we haven't thus far been able to make substantial contributions. It puts into practice the philosophy behind the United Nations Global Compact. In addition, the initiative is implemented as a specific program to prevent the spread of the three major diseases of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, which is a key agenda item set out in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Overview of Takeda Initiative

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (The Global Fund) (Donations within Japan are accepted by the Japan Center for International Exchange, which is the secretariat for the Friends of the Global Fund, Japan)


¥100 million annually (over a ten-year period, 2010-2019)


Takeda's donations support Global Fund-recommended projects in three countries and are aimed at helping to strengthen health systems, mainly by developing and up skilling healthcare-related human resources

 Malaria in Tanzania
National Insecticide-Treated Nets Implementation Plan
strengthening the system for distribution of insecticide-treated nets and developing and up skilling the human resources engaged in promoting the widespread use of the nets

 HIV/AIDS in Nigeria
HIV/AIDS in Nigeria Scaling Up of Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Treatment, Care and Support
Community-based care for HIV/AIDS patients and orphans; training for non-profit organizations and residential groups engaged in advocacy and awareness-raising activities to help eliminate prejudice and discrimination

 Tuberculosis in Senegal*
Reinforcing Tuberculosis Control in Senegal*
Development and up skilling of doctors and technicians engaged in tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment
*Support to Senegal is now directed to Kenya since 2014

What is the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria?

Based in Geneva, the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (The Global Fund) is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising and supplying funds to help prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The Global Fund was formed in 2002 in response to calls from then UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and the G8 group of nations, in the wake of the G8 summit held in Kyushu/Okinawa in 2000, at which the Japanese government declared the fight against Contagious diseases to be a major international challenge. Since its creation in 2002, the Global Fund is supporting about $ 4 billion annually to projects in over 140 countries, providing AIDS treatment for 7.3 million people, anti-tuberculosis treatment for 12.3 million people and 450 million insecticide-treated nets for the prevention of malaria.

The Global Fund

Friends of the Global Fund Japan

Countries Supported by Takeda Initiative

*Support to Senegal is now directed to Kenya since 2014