It’s no secret that the world’s poorest populations suffer most from treatable and preventable diseases including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.
The good news is that there is a new picture for health around the world. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria is strengthening healthcare systems and providing millions of women, children, and families in the developing world with life-saving health interventions.
Instead of mandating one-size-fits-all initiatives, The Global Fund helps empowers local communities to develop sustainable healthcare programs tailored to the needs of their residents. In this landmark documentary, narrated by renowned primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall, we see first-hand how The Global Fund is bringing families, local leaders, and multilateral organizations together to fight disease and save lives.
After offering a sneak peak at the African Union Summit in Uganda on July 26, the United Nations Foundation will premiere the 30-minute documentary in Washington, DC, today to coincide with next week’s UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Review Summit.
But you don’t have to be in DC to play an important role in moving us toward achieving the MDGs. Watch the trailer today and share the video with your networks to help us spread the word.
By inspiring collaboration and ensuring doctors and clinics have the drugs and tools they need, The Global Fund is creating impact far beyond treating three diseases. Countries with access to quality healthcare are able to build more robust workforces, stronger communities, and more prosperous economies, adding on to their contributions to reaching the MDGs by 2015.
The Global Fund’s progress has changed the world’s perception of what is possible for treating disease among the poor. These successes are an important reason to continue and strengthen our support of The Global Fund’s efforts that improve the lives of people worldwide.
(source: UN Foundation)