GLOBAL ACTION ALERT
28 October 2013
FINAL PUSH FOR $15 BILLION GLOBAL FUND REPLENISHMENT:
WE ARE NOT THERE YET!!
(Washington, D.C.) On December 3, 2013, President Barack Obama and the U.S. Government will host the Global Fund’s Replenishment event in Washington, D.C. A big push is underway to garner $15 billion of funding to be committed 2014-2016, the next phase of the Global Fund’s effort to defeat AIDS, TB, and Malaria.
The gains against AIDS, TB, and Malaria achieved so far will be lost if we do not move forward to defeat these diseases with a fully funded Global Fund. The entire global AIDS, TB, and Malaria (ATM) movement is at a critical crossroads. The global response is threatened as the Global Fund currently faces a significant shortfall in expected commitments that will be made at the upcoming event on December 3, 2013.
The good news is that massive efforts are underway, but we are not there yet! Stakeholders are strongly encouraged to step up and make an intensive push over the next 5 weeks for bold commitments. In particular, policymakers in the following 11 countries/regions are still determining the level of support that they will commit to the Global Fund on December 3, 2013:
Australia, Brazil, Canada, European Union (EU), France, Germany, India, Japan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa
Support by signing these online petitions:
The Here I am Campaign: http://www.hereiamcampaign.org/sign-on-2/
The ONE Campaign: http://www.one.org/international/take-action/
Please ALSO consider ramping up all possible efforts by your organization, coalitions, and global networks—in any way feasible to awaken, mobilize, and galvanize support from these countries to make bold commitments on December 3, 2013 in support of Global Fund Replenishment. Possible actions over the next five weeks for consideration:
1. No matter where you are, visit Ambassadors and Embassies of these 11 countries/regions and mobilize political support for the Global Fund Replenishment;
2. Publish opinion pieces, blogs, editorials in as many outlets as possible;
3. Mobilize outreach from prominent persons in these countries to support GF Replenishment;
4. Mobilize petitions, press conferences, or public events in these countries;
5. Any other ideas welcomed!
The global pandemics of AIDS, TB, and Malaria will not wait for global economic recovery and losing ground now would haunt us for generations.
For more information, please contact Dr. Paul Zeitz at email@example.com