Letter: We must continue to support the Global Fund

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At the height of the AIDS crisis nearly two decades ago, the world came together to fight back, creating the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. This international partnership has helped save 27 million lives since 2002. This is stunning progress, but we cannot claim victory yet.

HIV and TB treatments aren't reaching everyone who needs them and progress on tackling malaria has stalled. Since the beginning, the U.S. has played a leading role in the Global Fund, providing a full one-third of its financial resources. That must continue.

I urge our members of Congress and President Trump to continue strong support for the Global Fund by recommitting to provide at least one-third of the total $14 billion needed to step up the fight, save more lives, and move us closer to ending these diseases.

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