Medical, Development Experts Worry Canada Will Not Increase Global Fund Pledge In Upcoming Replenishment
Canadian Press/Toronto Star: Global concern grows over Canada’s funding of fight against AIDS, TB, malaria
“International concern is growing in medical and development circles that the Trudeau government is about to step back from its much-publicized global leadership on eradicating AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. In 2016, Trudeau announced with fanfare that Canada was contributing $804 million to the Global Fund, a 24 percent increase to the international organization that aims to curb the three afflictions that are now widely seen as preventable with the proper amount of medical and financial support. … But development officials in several organizations say they believe the government is simply planning to announce a repeat of 2016’s funding with no increase, which would be a first for Canada…” (Blanchfield, 7/15).