Why the Global Fund is the Best Investment You Could Make
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
I believe that the Global Fund is one of the smartest investments that we can make — as many governments have understood from the outset. The United States has been the Global Fund’s largest supporter, but many others have done their part. For example, Australia has provided $410 million to the Global Fund since 2002, an amount that has enabled nearly 200,000 people to receive lifesaving HIV treatment, 80,000 people to receive TB treatment, seven million people to be cured of malaria, and 14 million bed nets to be delivered to families in need.
The Global Fund has brightened the futures of hundreds of thousands of children across Africa and Asia — a heroic achievement that should make donor countries’ citizens proud. I hope that others with the means to support its work will invest so wisely.