Following months of intensive advocacy work by RESULTS Canada, former Minister of International Cooperation, Julian Fantino, announced Canada would increase its commitment to fighting polio to $250 million over 5 years at the Vaccine Summit in April 2013
ACTION is thrilled with the nomination of Dr. Jim Yong Kim to head the World Bank. Jim Kim possesses a deep commitment to addressing the political, social, and economic barriers to a more equitable and humane world.
As a consequence of donor governments' failure to fulfill their financial pledges to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the fund's Board cancelled plans to fund new grants to fight the three pandemics until 2014. The Board also announced it does not have the cash on hand to fund some previously approved grants. This financing shortfall has created an emergency in the international fight against AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria-the world's three leading infectious killers
ACTION (Advocacy to Control TB Internationally) Director Kolleen Bouchane issued the following statement in response to the United Nations General Assembly's adoption today of a new political declaration on HIV/AIDS.
Today the United States made a strong commitment to a global plan to save 4 million lives by vaccinating 250 million children by 2015, pledging $450 million over three years to the GAVI Alliance. We congratulate the Obama Administration on this decision and pledge our support to ensure this funding is delivered. We also welcome USAID Administrator’s Rajiv Shah’s commitment to host a high-level conference on GAVI next year, which will be an important moment to assess our progress and hold donors accountable for their commitments.