After traveling over 98,000 miles or 158,000 kilometres over the past 7 months (that’s equivalent of circumventing the world 4 times!) I’m finally settled back in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. A short pause in my schedule […]
make this year a year of finding, of fulfillment, of joy, peace, passion and purpose.michael kenneth
the mk project recorded a collection of songs for the holiday season. It raised over $1,800 for charities around the world. Enjoy! Oh Christmas Tree, Ernst Anschütz Angels We Have Heard on High, Charles Wesley […]
El Salvador is a beautiful country with a vibrant culture, friendly people, delicious non-vegan cuisine and stunning natural landscapes. I came to El Salvador with an open heart and mind. I left for San Salvador […]
whenever people act out or bad things happen in the world, i remind myself that there are also millions upon millions of acts of kindness that we will probably never hear about, and that there is still plenty of goodness happening in the world too.light watkins
17. MILLION. LIVES.
Not long ago, AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria looked unstoppable. In many countries, AIDS devastated an entire generation, leaving countless orphans and shattered communities. Malaria killed young children and pregnant women unable to protect themselves from mosquitoes or to access the right medicine. Tuberculosis unfairly afflicted the poor, as it had for millennia. Things have changed and the tide is turning, spearheaded by The Global Fund.
Partners in global health came together, to fight back. By working together, by pooling resources and expertise, and by involving people affected by the diseases, civil society, the private sector and governments, we have made progress way beyond what seemed possible.
Today, the Global Fund issued a Results Report, showing that health investments made through the Global Fund have saved 17 million lives, expanding opportunity and achieving greater social justice for families and communities worldwide. Even better, the report shows that advances in science and innovative solutions are accelerating progress at an ever faster-rate, getting us on track to reach 22 million lives saved by the end of next year.
But it’s no time to celebrate. We are only half way there. Tremendous challenges in global health still await us. Adolescent girls are contracting HIV at a terrible rate in southern Africa. TB/HIV co-infection is on the rise, as is multidrug-resistant TB. Gains made against malaria could be lost if we don’t expand prevention and treatment programs. GIVEGROWGO supports The Global Fund. Please do your part.
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