Tell Congress: Don't cut funding to fight HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis
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Tell Congress: Don't cut funding to fight HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis

    1. Sponsored by

      Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) USA

The United States has helped to save millions of lives through the support of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria.

But right now, Congress is holding meetings on cuts to the White House’s 2012 budget request for global health funding. Their decisions could jeopardize the lives of millions of people who need access to treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis.

Please join our call to save millions of lives by asking Congress to fully fund PEPFAR and the Global Fund by sending a letter to your members of Congress today.

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    • Hope Chapman HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL
      • almost 3 years ago

      Death is a multiplier for these diseases. Treatment is a humanitarian act. Denial of these diseases or excuses of confidentiality to avoid treatment are a clear and present danger to human life.

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    • Ousman Darboe BANJUL, GAMBIA
      • almost 3 years ago

      this is not the time to go back and say no it is not possible, this is not the time to reduce our investment on the AIDS response. there is no turning back, we call on you to save our lives.

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    • Pamela Njuguna NAIROBI, KENYA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Many people benefit from these drugs,if funding were to stop, many people will die and the gains will be reversed leading to a worse situation, including problems of drug resistance

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    • Polly A. Moak EUGENE, OR
      • almost 3 years ago

      If we don't help stop the world wide spread of tubercolisis, it's gonna come back to bite us in the U.S. It's spread through tiny droplets that hang in the air after an infected person coughs. Some strains of TB have become resistant to antibiotics. We need to act now. Plus, it's the right thing to do--helping others who are less fortunate. Even though our country has huge financial challenges, the world as a whole has a need to prevent health problems from spreading. We just need to do our part as a country. Other developed countries are helping too. We need to team with them for the common good.

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    • Betsy Rennells MICHIGAN, MI
      • almost 3 years ago

      I sign because i don't want to see innocent children suffer from AIDS

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