Friends of the Global Fight Congratulates President-elect Barack Obama

Friends of the Global Fight Congratulates President-elect Barack Obama
Statement from Natasha Bilimoria, Executive Director of Friends of the Global Fight Washington, D.C., November 5, 2008

On behalf of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, I congratulate Senator Barack Obama on his successful bid to be the 44th President of the United States.

Throughout his campaign, Senator Obama has clearly demonstrated his commitment to maintaining the

U.S. government’s critical role in global public health. As part of that commitment, Senator Obama has been a champion in the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, including his support of the Global Fund.

Since its creation in 2002, with support from the U.S., the Global Fund has provided 1.75 million people with AIDS treatment, 3.9 million people with treatment for tuberculosis and 59 million bed nets to prevent malaria.

Senator Obama’s leadership holds great promise in building on this significant success. Friends of the Global Fight looks forward to working with president-elect Obama, vice president-elect Joe Biden, and their Administration.

FRIENDS OF THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST AIDS, TUBERCULOSIS AND MALARIA

Friends of the Global Fight works to educate, engage and mobilize American decision makers to support the Global Fund and the fight to end the worldwide burden of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. For more information about Friends of the Global Fight, visit www.theglobalfight.org.

THE GLOBAL FUND TO FIGHT AIDS, TUBERCULOSIS AND MALARIA

The Global Fund is a unique global public/private partnership dedicated to attracting and disbursing additional resources to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. This partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and affected communities represents a new approach to international health financing. The Global Fund works in close collaboration with other bilateral and multilateral organizations to supplement existing efforts dealing with the three diseases. For more information about the Global Fund, visit www.theglobalfund.org.

Contact:
Sara Green
(202) 789-0801
sara@theglobalfight.org

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