Y’s Men International will hand over US$100,000 to The Global Fund to Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria this Wednesday, representing the annual commitment to the multi-stakeholder partnership established in October last year to assist malaria intervention projects worldwide.
The Global Fund mobilises and invests more than US$4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in more than 100 countries, accelerating the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics. Partnering with the World YMCA, Y’s Men International joins national governments, civil society, technical agencies, the private sector, and people affected by the diseases to challenge barriers and embrace innovation.
International President Jacob Kristensen, International Secretary General Jose Varghese, and International Service Director for Roll Back Malaria Tony Liao each express their deep appreciation to all club members who have supported the Roll Back Malaria campaign, further enabling the World YMCA and Y’s Men International to engage with the Global Fund and its advocacy initiatives for a malaria-free world.
World YMCA, which reaches 64 million people in 120 countries, is coordinating global advocacy efforts within the partnership, as well as supporting community engagement and outreach initiatives to help reduce the burden of malaria, especially with young people and the most vulnerable. DFID, the international development arm of the UK government, is providing double-matching funds, unlocking nearly US$1 million to fight malaria.