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Canada To Host Global Fund Replenishment Conference, Announces Pledge Increase To $785M Over 2017-19

Canadian Press/Toronto Star: Canada to host conference on AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria
“Canada will donate $785 million over the 2017-19 period to an international fund aimed at fighting AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday. That represents a 20 percent increase from Canada’s last pledge to the Global Fund, which was established in 2002 and raises an estimated $4 billion (U.S.) every year. Trudeau also said Canada will host the fund’s fifth fundraising conference Sept. 16 in Montreal…” (5/9).

CBC News: Justin Trudeau pledges $785M over 3 years to fight AIDS, TB, and malaria
“…Trudeau also announced Canada will promote the Global Fund’s social media campaign known as ‘End It For Good.’ … Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, was also in Ottawa to support the Global Fund initiative. … Gates urged world leaders to empower women and girls, who are most affected by AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria…” (Mas, 5/9).