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THE WORLD RALLIES TO "END IT. FOR GOOD." - CANADA BRINGS LEADERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO MONTREAL TO PLEDGE ALMOST US$13 BILLION TO THE GLOBAL FUND TO FIGHT AIDS, TUBERCULOSIS AND MALARIA
Canadian civil society congratulates Canada for uniting world leaders in the fight against three of the world's most devastating diseases
MONTRÉAL 17 September 2016 – Today, in a show of commitment to global health and development, world leaders pledged a total of US$12.9 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria during its Fifth Replenishment Conference, hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Montreal, Quebec from September 16-17.
"Driven by Canada's leadership, the world has seized this critical moment in the fight to end AIDS, TB and malaria," said Robin Montgomery, Executive Director of the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD).
"The new funding will not only allow the Global Fund to continue its important work, but also reaffirms the international community's commitment to meeting the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, while supporting the right to health for the world's most vulnerable people."