Video: The Global Fund

The United Nations is holding a meeting (yes, another one … that’s what they do) this week to ask governments and donors to advance the fight against three of the world’s biggest killers.

Here is a fairly compelling video that describes the progress achieved so far and advocates for more support of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria:

Kofi Annan: If we are all in the same boat, then a hole at one end of the boat puts us all at risk.

Michel Kazatchkine: When it comes to fighting an epidemic, everyone has to come together.

Bill Gates: Saving lives has a catalytic effect that allows the community to take care of itself.

Bono: Over 3,500 lives are saved every day … that’s 1.3 million people every year.

Carla Bruni-Sarkosy: There is still a lot of work that has to be done, but it is in reach.

Ban Ki-moon: If we ease up, these diseases will re-emerge. We either win this fight or we lose it. The success of the Global Fund is a test of global solidarity.


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