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 â€œto 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.â€ Additionally, the letter calls on the President to host the next Global Fund replenishment conference in order to â€œsend 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.â€
Read the entire letter here.
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