We need to step up the fight to stop needless suffering from preventable diseases.
Right now, AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria continue to disproportionately impact the poorest and most vulnerable people around the world.
In 2017 alone, 940,000 people died from AIDS, 1.6 million from TB, and 435,000 from malaria. These diseases pose threats to both global health security and the lives of girls and women in low-income countries, where 75% of new HIV cases are among women between the ages of 15 and 24.
All these diseases, however, are preventable and treatable.
Since 2002, the Global Fund partnership has saved 27 million lives, cut the number of AIDS-related deaths by more than half since its peak in 2004, reduce the TB mortality rate by 42%, and decrease the malaria death rate by 60%.
But, unless the Global Fund can secure enough funding, the world will not be on track to achieve the goal of ending these epidemics by 2030.
The Global Fund is seeking to raise at least USD $14 billion to help save 16 million lives, avert 234 million infections and help the world get back on track to end these diseases. In October, world leaders will gather in France to make new pledges to the Global Fund. From Canada to Norway, Germany to Australia, Belgium to Malta, we need you to take action and call on world leaders to step up the fight to end AIDS, TB, and malaria and save 16 million lives.