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U.S. Must Commit To Fully Funding Global Fund

The Hill: World Health Day: It’s time to fight preventable disease
Tom Hart, North America executive director of the ONE Campaign

“…[A]s we mark World Health Day, April 7, we must recommit to fighting preventable disease around the globe. One of the best tools we have at our disposal to end these terrible diseases is the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. … Last week, before the House Appropriations Committee, even Secretary Pompeo acknowledged that the Global Fund is one of the most effective investments for taxpayers. … This year at the State of the Union, President Trump pledged to ‘defeat AIDS in America and beyond.’ However, just weeks later, he proposed a budget that would cut America’s commitment to [the] Global Fund. … Winning the fight against preventable diseases like AIDS, TB, and malaria is possible. But getting there requires our leaders to continue America’s strong support for programs like the Global Fund that are helping save millions of lives” (4/7).