News from ONE: Rwanda gives $1 million to the fight against AIDS, TB and malaria
The following is a blog post published on the ONE Campaign’s blog yesterday, Nov. 10, written by Malaka Gharib.
Alice Gasatura, director credit support at Opportunity Rwanda, at the Fall Microfinance Conference in October. She discusses growing up in poverty in Rwanda and the success stories of Opportunity's Rwandan clients.
Here’s some really cool news–we just caught wind that Rwanda is donating $1 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
According to a press release, Rwanda is the fourth African country to contribute to this year’s replenishment, which has received $11.7 billion in commitments from both the private and public sector for the next three years.
“Even a modest additional investment can save millions of lives, improve overall health of the population, strengthen health systems and provide economic gains through increased productivity of the workforce,” said Paul Kagame, president of Rwanda.
Rwanda has been very active in engaging with the Global Fund and is set to reach its UN Millennium Development Goals targets by 2015. Read more about their Global Fund donation on the Africa News website.
We’re inspired by the success story that Rwanda has become in recent years. Its citizens are becoming more financially independent, its women more empowered and this is reflected in the ways in which Rwandans are contributing to the well-being of the entire continent. Thank you, ONE, for this uplifting story.
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