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· According to Global Citizen, Melinda Gates is working to ensure that the organizations improving health concerns for women and children are getting the funding and support that they need. Gates believes that global health is one way to help achieve world peace and investing in these organization is the best move for their foundation.
· What organizations are helping improve global health? How does global health relate to foreign relations and world peace?
Melinda Gates is campaigning to ensure that organizations on the frontlines of improving the health of women and children get the funding they need to continue their life-saving work, according to an op-ed Gates wrote for CNN.
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative; Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria; and the Global Financing Facility (GFF) need to raise funds in the next 18 months to continue doing their work, according to the op-ed, published on Monday.
“With politicians around the world turning to the rhetoric of isolationism, I worry governments that have been reliable donors, including my own country the United States, will stop investing and let the funds run low,” wrote Gates. “This could squander the opportunity to make historic progress in the fight against disease through sustained investment in the global health funds.”
Over the past 20 years, Gates and her husband Bill have donated over $10 billion to these organizations — but the pair say it's been worth every cent.
“These organizations are not trivial or expendable. In fact, they are probably the best investments our foundation has ever made,” said Bill.
These programs save millions of lives around the world by, for example, providing vital vaccines and health care to impoverished communities.
Read the full article about global health and world peace by Jerica Deck at Global Citizen.