Islamabad, 19 June 2022 (TDI): Yuki Takemoto, the UNAIDS Country Director to Pakistan received an Award at the ‘Global Ambassador Awards’ ceremony that took place in Islamabad on Friday.

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Yuki Takemoto, the UNAIDS Country Director to Pakistan received the Global Ambassador Award for her services for Pakistan and its people

The award was conferred for her outstanding contribution toward building strong partnerships and awareness in Pakistan, on behalf of the people of Pakistan.

About Yuki Takemoto:

Takemoto is a seasoned and active public policy expert. She has a track record of devising and executing evidence-based policies and programs, creating custom advocacy campaigns, and forging coalitions with a variety of stakeholders for healthy and sustainable communities.

She holds twenty-five years of experience in development cooperation and leading policy.
Moreover, she has remained part of various UN interagency coordination mechanisms in Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Europe.

Before becoming the UNAIDS Country Director for Pakistan and Afghanistan, she worked for the Japanese Foreign Service and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.

In addition, Takemoto has led concerted efforts with the federal and provincial government and international and national stakeholders to devise effective strategic measures to combat HIV and the inequalities that drive epidemics in Pakistan.

Furthermore, her colossal contributions to helping Pakistan achieve Agenda 2030 of Sustainable Development Goals are worth mentioning. She advocates for the effective implementation of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (GFATM) in collaboration with the government,  UN, and community partners.

In 2021, her significant contributions resulted in leading a joint effort to prevent the stock of pediatric and adult antiretroviral treatment (ART) in Afghanistan with the help of the National AIDS Programme (NACP) of Pakistan, the Afghanistan National Program for Control of HIV, STI, and Hepatitis in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Her prodigious efforts also enhanced coordination between federal and provincial health authorities responsible for HIV management in Pakistan through Inter-Provincial Coordination Mechanism.

Throughout her career, she has endorsed HIV-affected populations in implementing HIV-related programs. Pakistan is thankful for her remarkable services in improving the healthcare sector.

5th Global Ambassador Awards:

The Diplomatic Insight Group organized the event to recognize the services of Ambassadors and diplomats, as well as heads of international organizations and businessmen to promote people-to-people ties, and constructive bilateral relations in the fields of business and trade with their respective states.

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5th Global Ambassador Awards ceremony hosted in Islamabad

Aside from Ambassadors, the list of the awardees included the Heads of UN organizations and different business groups.

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