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The Global Fund – An Open Letter to 7-Year-Olds

August 8, 2019

Calling on the World

The Global Fund is calling on the world to step up the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria.  After years of remarkable advances, new threats have slowed progress and enabled the diseases to gain ground.

  • Nearly 1,000 girls and young women are infected with HIV every day.
  • Tuberculosis is now the world’s leading infectious killer.
  • A child dies from Malaria every 2 minutes.

In 2019, we have a unique opportunity to take a massive step toward the Global Goal of ending these epidemics by 2030.  The Global Fund aims to raise at least US$14 billion to save 16 million more lives and prevent 234 million infections and cases.  We need your help to make this happen. Join us at this important moment as we call on the world to #StepUpTheFight.

An Open Letter to 7-Year-Olds

On Tuesday, 30 July, the Global Fund launched an Open Letter addressed to 7-year-olds around the world, the group that turns 18 in 2030.  While today’s adults are leaving the next generation with a long to-do list, we’re making a promise to 7-year-olds everywhere to do everything we can to end AIDS, TB and Malaria by 2030, so they don’t have to.

Signed by the Global Fund’s most influential supporters and partners with the aim of encouraging wide public support, the Open Letter is a global call to action in the final phase of the #StepUpTheFight campaign to commit to the shared goal to end these epidemics.

Download and sign the Open Letter to 7-year-olds here or visit

Support the launch of the Open Letter and post a tile with one of the suggested messages to your social media channels.  To download the social media messages, click on the following link: