Celebrities Call On U.K. To Make Significant, Early Pledge For Global Fund’s Replenishment
The Telegraph: U.K. government must ‘seize opportunity’ to beat three biggest infectious disease killers
“The U.K. government is being urged to ‘seize the opportunity’ and give £1.4billion to beat the world’s biggest infectious disease killers. … The fund is hoping that the U.K., as the third biggest donor overall since the fund was set up in 2002, will make an early and generous pledge in a signal to other donors. … At an event in Parliament, celebrities, including actor and campaigner Michael Sheen and former Sky Sports broadcaster Charlie Webster who nearly died from malaria in 2016, urged the government to be generous…” (Gulland, 6/27).