Nearly one year after the first United Nations High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis, the Stop TB Partnership, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the World Health Organization call for immediate action to implement the commitments made by heads of state and governments.
Global artists including Sir Elton John, Charlize Theron, Zara Larsson, Penélope Cruz, Annie Lennox, Ed Sheeran, David Oyelowo, Freida Pinto, Trevor Noah, Jennifer Garner, Thandie Newton, Diane Kruger, Simon Pegg, Neil Patrick Harris and Youssou N’Dour, among others, have signed an open letter to 7-year-olds promising to end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics by 2030 – the year the children will become adults.
The Global Fund congratulated the United Kingdom for demonstrating outstanding leadership in global health with a strong commitment to help end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and save millions of lives around the world.
The Global Fund praised the great leadership by the Government of Japan for its renewed, strong commitment against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria with funding that will contribute to saving one million lives in the coming three-year period.
Sir Elton John joined French President Emmanuel Macron to call on the world to raise at least US$14 billion for the Global Fund to save 16 million lives over the next three years. The two addressed supporters of the Solidays music festival after President Macron presented Sir Elton the Légion d’honneur, France’s highest award, for his lifetime contribution to the arts and the fight against HIV.