WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Trudeau argued that the money, which will be dispersed from 2017 to 2019, will help to save about 8 million people.
"Canada is committed to ending HIV, tuberculosis and malaria epidemics for good by 2030," Trudeau stated.
By fast-tracking investments, we can put an end to three devastating epidemics that affect the world’s most vulnerable people. #EndItForGood— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) 9 May 2016
"Canada is making the choice to lead on this critical issue for the poorest people."
Helping those in need is who we are as Canadians, here at home & around the world. Today, we reaffirm that commitment.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) 9 May 2016
The Global Fund, established in 2002, supports more than 1,000 anti-AIDS, TB and malaria programs in more than 150 countries.
The prime minister added that the Canadian city of Montreal will host the Fifth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund on September 16.