2012 January Global Call: Jeffrey Sachs on Ten Years of the Global Fund


January 18, 2012
Ken Patterson, Global Grassroots Manager

We kicked the year off in style with Jeffrey Sachs, economist, adviser to UN Sec. Ban Ki-Moon, founder of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, and one of the founders of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria. Dr. Sachs talked about a visit ten years ago to a hospital in Ghana where there was abundant talent, but dying patients because the hospital did not possess the resources to address AIDS, TB, and malaria. Ten years later the scene is almost unrecognizable–beautiful hospital, halted transmission of HIV from mother to child, and malaria deaths reduced more than anyone could have imagined.

If you want to know why we support and fund the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria, you must hear this call. Dr. Sachs is ready for this fight working with RESULTS.

Also on the this call were Joanne Carter, RESULTS Executive Director; John Fawcett, RESULTS Global Campaign Director; Ken Patterson, RESULTS Global Grassroots Manager; Cindy Levin, RESULTS Development Associate; Lene Hajeck, Volunteer with the South Kitsap/Gig Harber RESULTS group; David Schubert, Group Leader of the Houston RESULTS chapter; and Lisa Marchal, RESULTS Global Grassroots Associate.

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