LETTER: Global Fund is due to be replenished

It’s time for Canada to provide its share of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, due for replenishment this year.

A fully funded Global Fund will cut the death toll of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in half, saving 16 million lives – almost half the population of Canada – and provide an economic boost for the poorest nations of $19 for every dollar invested.

These diseases strike women and children the hardest, the backbone of community life.

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With the federal government’s focus on child and maternal health, Canadians expect our share of the Global Fund contribution to be timely and robust.

May Chan

Victoria

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