Author: Mike

Building Lives. Leaving Legacies. Make Someday Today.

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.

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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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In 7 years, Pencils of Promise has met thousands of people who started a fundraising campaign because they truly believe that where a child is born shouldn’t limit his or her potential. Over 33,000 supporters have started campaigns and are committed to providing children in the developing world with access to quality education. Congrats Pencils of Promise!

Stay tuned for how GIVEGROWGO will be partnering and supporting Pencils of Promise in the near future!

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A SIMPLE LIFE = A HAPPY LIFE

We love these photos of the kids skipping rope during our recent trip to Honduras with Habitat for Humanity. GIVEGROWGO wants to empower kids with the basics of shelter, food and clean water in addition to education and community support. © Erin Anker, my best pal from HfH Honduras