What you and Bill Gates have in common

January 31, 2019

Last week, Bill Gates shared a hot investment tip: put your money on life-saving global health.

But you knew that already.

In his op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal, Gates shared his support of financing and delivery organizations like Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria; and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. As you know, these organizations bring together government investments to buy and distribute life-saving vaccines and medicine to treat the world’s most vulnerable people.

You have been championing these organizations through RESULTS because, like Bill Gates, you know they work. Your investment has helped bring us closer than ever before to ending diseases such as polio and tuberculosis – the world’s leading infectious killer.

Yet, as governments come together to replenish the Global Fund in 2019 and Gavi in 2020, we are concerned about whether world leaders will rise to the needs of these organizations. A failure to make the necessary commitments could reverse the progress we’ve made.

“The years 2019 and 2020 are the most important in recent memory for funding the fight against disease, and the urgent question for donors is: Will you continue to invest? My answer is: Yes, absolutely.”
– Bill Gates

Just as RESULTS advocates are speaking out in meetings with their members of Congress and in letters to the editor, Gates called for world leaders to meet the needs of these organizations – these proven avenues to ending poverty – in their replenishments over the next two years.

We appreciate Gates speaking out about this critical, yet not widely known, issue of global health. And we are forever grateful to the RESULTS advocates and supporters who work to make these government commitments a reality.

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