The Here I Am campaign is a global call on world leaders to save millions of lives by supporting a fully funded Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Here I Am brings the voices of people that are directly affected by AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria into dialogue about decisions that affect their lives and lives of millions of others in their countries. Through video testimonies from all over the world, campaign ambassador advocacy, online actions and on-the-ground mobilizations, the Here I Am campaign is building collective power to end three of the world’s most deadly diseases.
We believe that through appropriate levels of investments now, we have an opportunity to defeat HIV, tuberculosis and malaria within our lifetime, and to decrease costs over time if we recommit and fully fund the Global Fund. This requires a US$15 billion investment and ongoing resource mobilisation aimed at engaging new donors and innovative financing mechanisms.
We call on all donors and implementing countries:
- Recommit to the goals of increased strategic investments and scaling up of treatment, prevention, care and support programmes for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
- Fully fund the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria by collectively committing at least US$15 billion in this replenishment year in new contributions for 2014-2016.
- Recommit to increased domestic investments targets for health and increased total health expenditure per capita in all countries affected by HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
In 2012 nearly 2000 people signed the first petition that asked donors to increase their 2013 contributions and to fully replenish the Global Fund.
As we get closer to the pledging conference late this year, this is a crucial moment to show donors how much we need the Global Fund and to persuade them to make a strong commitment to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
This new call to action will be presented directly to the decision-makers at the Global Fund’s 30th board meeting in November.
Please sign and help us present a strong statement at the meeting by sharing this petition with your networks and on social media.
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