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"Tomorrow and the rest of this week, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs will take up the U.S. Global Leadership against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008 to renew and improve the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and affirm our nation's commitment to achieving universal access to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care, as well as meet goals against malaria and tuberculosis.

"The United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS and the World Health Organization estimate that between 2001 and 2007, the number of people living with HIV/AIDS globally increased from 29 million to 33.2 million. Annual deaths increased from 1.7 million in 2001 to 2.1 million in 2007, making HIV among the leading causes of death worldwide and the number one cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa. The Institute of Medicine evaluation of PEPFAR concludes that PEPFAR has been successful at increasing HIV prevention, treatment and care services in more than 120 countries, but there remains an enduring need for U.S. leadership to fight the global HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Show your commitment TODAY to the millions of people around the world affected by HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Please take a minute to write to your members of Congress and ask them to support this important legislation. To take action, visit www.capwiz.com/apha/home"


February 27, 2008

Dr. Senator Clinton,

As a member of the American Public Health Association and a constituent, I
am writing to urge you to support reauthorization of the U.S. Global
Leadership against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act. In the House of
Representatives, legislation has already been drafted by the late
Representative Tom Lantos to renew and improve the President's Emergency
Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and build upon efforts to combat
tuberculosis and malaria.

The United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS and the World Health Organization
estimate that between 2001 and 2007, the number of people living with
HIV/AIDS globally increased from 29 million to 33.2 million. Annual deaths
increased from 1.7 million in 2001 to 2.1 million in 2007, making HIV
among the leading causes of death worldwide and the number one cause of
death in sub-Saharan Africa. The Institute of Medicine evaluation of
PEPFAR concludes that PEPFAR has been successful at increasing HIV
prevention, treatment and care services in more than 120 countries, but
there remains an enduring need for U.S. leadership to fight the global
HIV/AIDS pandemic.

The bill drafted by Representative Lantos, now Representative Howard
Berman's bill, would continue and build on the progress made by PEPFAR and
affirm our nation's commitment to achieving universal access to HIV/AIDS
prevention, treatment and care, as well as meet goals against malaria and
tuberculosis. The bill would transition U.S. global HIV/AIDS programs from
a focus on emergency relief to long-term planning and sustainability. It
would increase flexibility in budget programming; allow a more
comprehensive approach to prevention, including new activities to address
the vulnerabilities of women and children; strengthen health systems,
particularly through the support for training and retaining health
workers; and support research and development of new vaccines,
microbicides and other prevention technologies. In addition, the bill
would establish a U.S. malaria program, provide assistance for
tuberculosis prevention activities, and affirm the U.S. commitment to
support the multilateral Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and
Malaria.

I strongly urge your support for this critical global health issue. Thank
you for taking the time to read my letter and I look forward to your reply.

Sincerely,


Shaun Cole


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