Take Action: The Global Fund needs replenishment
Take Action: Tweet the statement below to tell Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, US President Barack Obama, and Canadian Prime Minster Steven Harper to replenish The Global Fund.
Click to tweet: We're telling @JulieBishopMP @BarackObama @PMHarper & @TonyAbbottMHR we can #BeTheGeneration to end AIDs, Malaria &TB http://bit.ly/1cF1uJ2
Imagine someone you loved was sick… what would you do?
For most of us, the answer is easy: you take your loved-one to the local health professional.
But for many people living in the global south, that’s simply not an option. They live too far from the closest clinic or hospital, or cannot afford transportation to get there.
We need 1 Million Community Health Workers in the Global South by 2015. To achieve this, the Global Fund must be replenished.
In the US, Global Citizens took 75,000 actions targeting telecom and pharmaceutical companies to ensure health workers are funded and equipped to serve their communities. We have made great progress. At this year’s Global Citizen Festival in New York, we announced commitments valuing more than $2.5 million and President Joyce Banda of Malawi committed to increasing the number of Community Health Workers in her country from 10,000 to 27,000. To reach our goal however, it’s time to re-activate The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.
In December the Global Fund will be holding their Replenishment Conference – to appeal to countries to secure funding for the 2014-2016 period so that it can effectively support countries in fighting AIDS, TB and malaria.
We’re specifically calling on Australia, the US, and Canada to help fund programs that would transform literally millions of lives in their regions. That’s why we’re asking you to tweet at US President Barack Obama, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper – their actions are critical to this movement and we need your help.
Governments are set to decide on further financing in early December. If wealthy nations like the US and Australia fail to finance the fight against these diseases, the Global Fund won’t be able to continue its current work, let alone help to ensure the global south gets the 1 million community health workers it needs to grow and prosper.