KEEP YOUR PASSION HOT, KEEP YOUR BRAIN COOL | Osamu Kunii | TEDxShibuya

Through his international medical relief activities and current big strategic projects, Osamu Kunii got many lessons and learnings and he shared them to audiences. Head of Strategy, Investment and Impact Division, The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Osamu Kunii co-founded international NGO called AMDA and joined medical relief in Somalia, Cambodia and other countries in emergency. He also engaged through Japanese government in the emergency response to the hostage taking at the Japanese Ambassador’s residence in Peru, the recovery for post-war Afghanistan and Iraq, the fact-findings of Ebola outbreaks in Africa, and other global health projects and studies. Since 2000, he served for global health research and education as Assistant Professor in the University of Tokyo and the Professor in the Nagasaki University, and engaged in global health policy as Assistant Director in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. Moving to UNICEF, he served for child survival in New York Headquarter, Myanmar and Somalia.

Currently he works for the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, which still kill annually three millions of lives in the world. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx