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Canada is once again taking a leadership role to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria

Justin TrudeauToronto : Canada is once again taking a leadership role to make a positive difference for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable – in particular women and girls.

By uniting around a common vision of a better and healthier future, the international community can fight diseases more effectively, and tackle the associated issues – including poverty, lack of access to education, and social and political inequality – which disproportionately impact women, girls, and young people.

To help accomplish these goals, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today concluded a successful Fifth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, which Canada hosted in Montréal, Quebec.

The Prime Minister announced that Canada will pledge $804 million to the Global Fund, for 2017 to 2019. In total, the conference raised over $12.9 billion in pledges, a remarkable amount which will be instrumental in ending these devastating diseases as epidemics by 2030.

Canada is committed to creating a fairer world for the most vulnerable – especially women and girls – and will continue to challenge world leaders to step up and contribute to the Global Fund, and address the gender inequality that fuels these epidemics.

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