More than ever, Canada needs to step up and contribute to the Global Fund, says B.C. resident. File photo

Canada needs to be united for Global Fund

Editor:

The world is getting smaller, no doubt about it. Now more than ever, if a butterfly flits its wings on one side of the planet, there is a reaction, however small, on the opposite side.

So, shouldn’t we then consider our fellowmen, everywhere?

What if we can do so, and at the same time make a smart investment for the planet?

Canadians have shown time and again that we care, and we have a unique opportunity to do so again through the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

One might be tempted to think that Canadians are not affected by these diseases, but given international travel, and the presence of TB in our First Nations communities up north, we are all at risk.

It is time to make it known to our MPs and PM that this is a matter of great importance both at home and abroad. In terms of making this a great investment, it was estimated in 2016 that for every 1 USD invested in the Global Fund, there would be a 22 USD return in terms of annual health care costs globally.

Let’s make this world a better place for all.

Connie Lebeau

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