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Congressional letter urges the President to increase funding and “re-commit” to U.S. global leadership in the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis, and Malaria

In a letter to President Obama, five members of Congress urged the President “to commit $7.5 billion for bilateral AIDS programs and $1.75 billion for the Global Fund in your fiscal year 2011 budget request. In addition, we ask you to include $650 million for bilateral TB programming and $924 million for malaria.” Additionally, the letter calls on the President to host the next Global Fund replenishment conference in order to “send a strong signal to the international community that the United States remains committed to ensuring the long term stability and success of the Global Fund and its partners.”

Read the entire letter here.