National Call: The Road to Global Leadership

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledges support for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and announces that Canada will host international donors at a pledging conference in Montreal in September 2016. In the background: Dr. Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Melinda Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and Loyce Maturu, Zimbabwean HIV and TB survivor, Global Fund Advocates Network Speaker (youth representative)

Canada is back on the global stage! In order to build on this momentum, this month’s action sheet will focus on thanking Canada for hosting the Global Fund Replenishment Conference and taking the lead in the fight to end AIDS, TB and Malaria; and will ask the Government of Canada to increase overseas development assistance, in order to meet the 0.7% target. 

The federal budget for 2017 is now being prepared and it is essential to make our voices heard now. What Canadians need to see next is a 2017 federal budget that reflects this commitment to reaching the SDGs, including a significant raise to Official Development Assistance (ODA).

Imagine the numbers of lives we can save if Canada steps up and makes international development a priority. We can play our part in achieving the SDGs by committing more funding to key interventions like universal access to vaccines, sanitation, nutrition, and quality basic education.

Join our National Call and find out how you can have an impact!

We will be joined by guest speaker, Loyce Maturu, an advocate from Zimbabwe who will share her experiences living with HIV and TB.

Dial in using the number: 1 647 558 0588
Join online: https://zoom.us/j/791258335

*Please note that we are changing platforms for the National Call. In order to ensure the best possible experience, please do not join online and by phone. It is best to join online, however, if you do not have access to a computer or internet you can still dial in by phone.

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