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The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria


I’ve just signed ONE.org’s petition asking world leaders to prioritise support for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. Will you join me? Since 2002, the Global Fund has saved more than 17 million lives. No one should die from a preventable and treatable disease, no matter where they live. The Global Fund to fight AIDS etc is on a path to save 22 million lives by 2016 and can do even more, but it won’t happen without the funding it needs next year.

 
Investing in global health is not just the right thing to do—it’s the smart thing to do, to save lives and help countries grow their economies and fight poverty.

 
With just a click, you can tell world leaders to prioritise support for the Global Fund to fight AIDS. Please join me and sign the petition now by clicking on http://www.one.org/aids and ONE.org will take care of the rest.

 
The petition reads:

 

Dear World Leaders,

More than 17 million people are alive today because of your investments in the Global Fund’s work to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Please support the Global Fund so it can save even more lives over the next three years.

 
In spite of the incredible progress made in recent decades, 3,200 people still die from AIDS-related illnesses every day. And, we are starting to see a dangerous level of complacency by governments whose funds to fight AIDS are stagnating. The next three years will be critical. With more investments, we could prevent nearly 8 million new infections by 2020 and bend the curve of the disease toward the end of the epidemic.

 
Sign our petition to ask world leaders to save more lives.

 
I’m looking forward to hitting the streets another time soon and making our voices heard together.

 
UPDATE: The Global Fund can now save 8 million more lives.

 

 
Adesoji Adegbulu, ONE.org member

 


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