Teresa Rugg’s letter Wednesday about the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and malaria and our united Congressional delegation’s work on funding this work is good news. (‘State congressional delegation united in support of Global Fund’)
The Global Fund saves lives: On track to save 22 million by the end of this year (since 2002) and 30 million by the end of 2019, if funding continues. In addition, health care systems are strengthened in the process, making a stronger front line when diseases such as Ebola or Zika virus threaten.
Citizens can do their part by thanking their representatives for this work across the aisle to support this life-saving organization, and encourage them to make sure America’s pledge to the Global Fund receives funding in each of the next three years.