In 2015 the world decided that ending AIDS altogether by 2030 is a possibility. We think so too. But only if we step it up again.
In the face of the grave threat posed by HIV/AIDS, we have to rise above our differences and combine our efforts to save our people. History will judge us harshly if we fail to do so now, and right now.
We know what we have to do. We just need serious political will and funding to finish the job and is supported by the UK Government who in June 2019 pledged the asked £1.4 billion to the Sixth Replenishment of the Global Fund to help end AIDS, TB and Malaria by 2030.
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The Global Fund replenishment in October 2019, seeks to raise at least US$14 billion to help save 16 million lives, avert 234 million new cases of AIDS, TB and Malaria and help the world get back on track to end these three diseases by 2030.
On the 29th June 2019 DFID - UK Department for International Development demonstrated its strong commitment to global health and stepped up to pledge up to £1.4 billion to the The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria over the next three years. From organising locally in their campaign groups, to hosting The Youth Stop AIDS Speaker Tour, to inspiring their MPs on Day of Action, Youth Stop AIDS campaigners have pushed forward efforts worldwide to end AIDS by 2030. This campaign success is testament to the power of young people to drive change, and we couldn't be prouder of you all! To get the Global Fund back on track to ending AIDS by 2030, other governments must join the UK and #StepUpTheFight by increasing their pledges by at least 15%. Find out how you can support our campaigners at youthstopaids.org/what-you-can-do/ #WeCanEndAIDS #YouthPowerVideo Credit: Tom MclenachanRestless Development UK STOPAIDSPosted by Youth Stop AIDS on Friday, 5 July 2019
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Stigma and discrimination can never cure HIV, your love, care and support can always help me to live strong and healthy as a young person living with HIV.
We need to step up the fight, or we risk leaving millions behind.
HIV is the second biggest killer of young people.
In 2000, HIV wasn’t even in the top ten.
Complacency is a killer.
Die from AIDS-related causes every day.
UK civil society organisations, including Youth Stop AIDS, STOPAIDS and Restless Development called on the UK government to pledge £1.4 billion to the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment.
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria has helped saved 27 million lives since 2003.
We successfully asked the UK Government to lead the world and help us end AIDS by 2030.