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AHF Salutes Congress for Letter to Sec. of State Pompeo Seeking Funding Increase for Global Fund

January 25, 2019

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 25, 2019--AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today praises bipartisan support for U.S. leadership in the global HIV response. With 137 Members of the U.S. Congress signing a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging an increase in the U.S. government’s contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, and with reauthorization of PEPFAR last year, AHF welcomes continued support from the U.S. Congress for the international fight against these three infectious diseases that still kill millions every year.

“Despite the chaos enveloping much of Washington today, we salute these 137 Members of Congress who recognize the importance of the Global Fund and the United States’ critical role as both a donor and catalyst for other countries to maintain and/or step up their own contributions to this lifesaving international program. We urge Secretary Pompeo to do whatever is in his power to honor this congressional request,” said Michael Weinstein, AHF President.

About AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over one million people in 43 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter: @aidshealthcare and Instagram: @aidshealthcare.

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CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACTS:

WASHINGTON

John Hassell, National Director of Advocacy, AHF

+1.202.774.4854 [cell]John.hassell@aidshealth.orgLOS ANGELES

Ged Kenslea, Senior Director, Communications, AHF

+1.323.791.5526 [cell] +1.323.308.1833 [work]gedk@aidshealth.org

Marin Austin, Communications Director, AHF

+1.323.333.7754 cellmarin.austin@aidshealth.org

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES EUROPE NORTH AMERICA DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH AIDS INFECTIOUS DISEASES PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT CONGRESSIONAL NEWS/VIEWS PHARMACEUTICAL OTHER GOVERNMENT OTHER HEALTH OTHER POLICY ISSUES WHITE HOUSE/FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONSUMER GAY & LESBIAN

SOURCE: AIDS Healthcare Foundation

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