Trudeau pledges USD785M to fight HIV and TB globally

By on May 10, 2016

WASHINGTON – The Canadian government has allocated USD785 million to support the Global Fund, which finances the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a press release on Monday.

Trudeau argued that the money, which will be dispersed from 2017 to 2019, will help to save about eight million people.

“Canada is committed to ending HIV, tuberculosis and malaria epidemics for good by 2030,” Trudeau said.

“Canada is making the choice to lead on this critical issue for the poorest people.”

The Global Fund, established in 2002, supports more than 1,000 anti-AIDS, TB and malaria programs in more than 150 countries.

The prime minister added that the Canadian city of Montreal will host the Fifth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund on September 16.