Canada Stepped Up In The Fight Against AIDS, TB and Malaria
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Canada Stepped Up In The Fight Against AIDS, TB and Malaria

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AMAZING NEWS! On Thursday, August 22, Minister Maryam Monsef announced that Canada is pledging C$930 million to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and malaria for the next 3 years. This is a 16% increase from the pledge the government made in 2016. Canada stepped up the fight!

This incredible work was the result of Canadians speaking up and showing that they care about ending global poverty and preventable diseases.

Here’s a look back at how Canadians stepped up the fight:

We mailed dozens of kits to Canadians across the country so they can hand write postcards to Minister Monsef.

Many of our volunteers organized postcard writing parties with friends and sent them in the mail

During the campaign, we even welcomed our friend Loyce Maturu, a speaker of the Global Fund Advocates Network and visited Finance Minister, Bill Morneau’s office to deliver some postcards:

Over 1200 volunteers personally emailed Prime Minister Trudeau on Canada Day to show support for the Global Fund. Another dozens sent a letter to the editor to their local newspapers to raise awareness on the importance of the Global Fund in the fight against AIDS.

Not only were individual citizens stepping up, other organizations and communities showed that ending AIDS mattered to them.

From advocacy groups like the GRAN…

To AIDS organizations like PARN in Peterborough, delivering postcards to Minister Monsef

To the AIDS organizations, medical experts and LGBTQ community, gathering at Parc de l’Espoir during Pride in Montreal to remember those lost to AIDS and calling on the government to end AIDS here and everywhere:

Canadians spoke up for the things they care about and the impact is tremendous:

  • 790 000 lives saved
  • 1.3 million people on antiretroviral therapy
  • 37 million malaria preventing bed nets
  • 940,000 people with TB treated

Thank you Canada for stepping up and showing that you care about ending extreme poverty and preventable diseases!

Canadian aid plays a key role in making the world a better world. Let’s continue to contribute our fair share to help everyone, everywhere lead a life of dignity and opportunity.

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