Letter: Replenishing the Global Fund will make a huge difference

(Laurent Cipriani | AP file photo) France's President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he delivers a speech at the Lyon's congress hall, central France, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, during the meeting of international lawmakers, health leaders and people affected by HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. Lyon is hosting the two day Global Fund event aimed at raising money to help in the global fight against the epidemics.

Congratulations to the world leaders for recently fully funding the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, setting the stage for another making of miracles (“World leaders can again make miracles,” by Nicholas Kristof, Salt Lake Tribune, Oct. 7).

Imagine, 16 million lives will be saved and more than 200 million new infections will be averted. These numbers translate as millions of families not faced with new poverty and death.

So thanks to constituents for asking for the bipartisan support of the Global Fund, and the responsive support in Congress from people like Utah Rep. Ben McAdams. This replenishment of the Global Fund by public and private donors of our world reflects desire to create a better world.

Willie Dickerson, Snohomish

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