Ottawa, Ontario: The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that Canada will host the Fifth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria in Montréal, Quebec on September 16, 2016.
The Global Fund initiative is a true expression of Canada’s core values – to care for each other, to support those in need, and to prioritize the health and wellness of our global community.
This conference will bring global health leaders together in an effort to end the epidemics of three of the world’s most devastating diseases – AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria – by 2030.
The Prime Minister also announced that Canada will pledge $785 million, for 2017 to 2019, to help save an additional 8 million lives, and stop an additional 300 million new infections by 2019. This investment represents a 20 per cent increase from the previous pledge made for 2014-2016.
The Prime Minister also voiced his support for the Global Fund’s new youth driven social media campaign “End It. For Good” Those who get involved in the campaign will have the opportunity to join others who are dedicated to making the world a better place at a concert in Montréal in September.
”This is an historic opportunity for Canada and the world. By fast-tracking investments and building global solidarity, we can bring an end to three devastating epidemics – AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria – that have tragic and far-reaching impacts on the world’s most vulnerable people,” said Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada