Love Thy Neighbour

Love Thy Neighbour

Since 2002, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis¬†and Malaria has saved 17 million lives. On September 16, at the fund’s Fifth Replenishment Conference in Montreal it hopes to raise $US18 billion to save another 8 million lives. This fund will be helping one of our closest neighbours. In January, Papua New Guinea confirmed an outbreak of drug-resistant tuberculosis. The island of Dairu has 1500 residents, 160 of whom have been diagnosed with it – the highest rate in the world. I call on our government to pledge Australia’s fair share of $300 million to the fund.

Ruby Richardson




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