This is not a drill! Time for Canada to #stepupthefight against preventable diseases and help save 16 million lives is running out.
Since February, over 17,000 ONE members in Canada have already taken action to support The Global Fund, an international organization that, with Canada’s support, has helped save 27 million lives since 2002. These members signed the petition, hosted postcard writing parties and in total, sent over 6000 postcards to Minister Maryam Monsef.
Groups like the Grandmothers Advocacy Network, RESULTS Canada and the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) have also lent their voice to supporting Canada’s role in the global fight to end AIDS, TB & Malaria.
But time is running out and more and more countries have already pledged strong increases to the Global Fund, including Ireland, Japan and the United Kingdom.
Today the UK has announced it's commitment to the @GlobalFund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria which will help save an incredible 2 million lives. ONE is proud to see the UK as a world leader in the fight to end these deadly diseases #StepUpTheFight pic.twitter.com/NfYSsdGjJl
— ONE UK (@ONEcampaignUK) June 29, 2019
On Canada Day, over 1100 Canadians emailed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to express their support for the Global Fund and underline the urgency for Canada to increase its commitment in the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
Canada has been a strong supporter of ending preventable diseases like AIDS, TB & malaria. This tradition must continue. With an election on the horizon, the Prime Minister needs a clear reminder that saving 16 million lives is the Canadian thing to do.