July 13, 2010, 2:25 p.m.
After outlining the work of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Michel Kazatchkine, the organization's executive director, highlights the role Canada can play in determining "whether the world can overcome AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria" in a Toronto Star
opinion piece, noting the upcoming G8 and G20 summits, as well as the Millennium Development Goal meeting later this year.
"As the host of the G8 and G20, Canada could make a significant difference for maternal and child health if its initiative leads to bold, well-funded and comprehensive action, including for women's sexual and reproductive health. Canada also needs to ensure that the G8 follows
through on its commitments from previous summits to achieve 'universal access' to HIV treatment and prevention measures.
This is no time to slow down the world's efforts on AIDS, TB and malaria. Rather, it is time to redouble them," he concludes (6/22).