In 2022, global leaders had the opportunity to reinvest in the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. There was a huge amount at stake. With its request for $18 billion, the Global Fund could save 20 million lives by the year 2026. The replenishment in September 2022 saw a commitment of a historic $14.25 billion. While this fell short of the $18 billion target, it was the largest investment in a multilateral health institution ever — a huge victory! ONE and our activists were there every step of the way.
We took actions online and in person across North America and Europe, caught the attention of leaders and changemakers during lobby days and conferences, attended summer festivals to spread the word, participated in a buzzworthy stunt in New York City, and much more.
What we did
- We received over 56,000 petition signatures from activists around the world expressing their support for the Global Fund.
- Our activists talked with their leaders and global players to ensure support for the Global Fund in the fight against all three diseases, including German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Gates Foundation co-chair Melinda French Gates, members of EU Parliament and US Congress, and more.
- We participated in a stunt in Times Square on the eve of the Global Fund replenishment conference in New York to stress the importance of reinvesting in this life-saving organization.
- We worked with key Global Fund advocates, like Maurine Muregna, who was diagnosed with HIV in the early 2000s, to help share the real impacts of these investments.
- We attended a number of festivals, lobby days, pub quizzes, and more to spread our message.
- We created quizzes on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria to educate people on each disease and the Global Fund’s mission.
- We shared a video that explains just how many lives the Global Fund replenishment can save (spoiler alert: it’s the combined populations of London, Paris, and New York combined). Watch below!
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