G7 nations should take leading role in closing the funding gap of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS is faced with a current funding gap. International civil society, health organizations and faith-based groups call on the G7 nations to take up a leading role in closing this gap. They gathered over three hundred signatures from organizations in more than thirty countries and sent a letter to the Ministers of Finance to urge them to take action. (click here to download the letter).
Furthermore, via this letter they want to raise awareness worldwide about the funding gap, its implications and the need for governments to commit to their fair share to the Fund now.
Money is needed to keep the Global Fund to Fight AIDS in full business. Many public health experts have labelled it the most innovative, far-reaching, results-driven health financing mechanism in the world. Through the work of the Fund millions of people around the world have access to life-saving treatment, prevention and care. To continue this fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in 2009 and 2010 $8 billion will be needed.