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    Trudeau Pledges $785Mln to Fight HIV and Tuberculosis Globally

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    The Canadian government has allocated $785 million to support the Global Fund, which finances the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a press release on Monday.

    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. 

    ​"Canada is making the choice to lead on this critical issue for the poorest people." 

    ​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.

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