FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friends Applauds the House Introduction of the PEPFAR Extension Act of 2018

WASHINGTON—Chris Collins, president of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Friends) released the following statement today regarding the introduction of the PEPFAR Extension Act of 2018:

“Friends applauds the leadership of Representatives Chris Smith and Barbara Lee in introducing legislation to extend authorization of PEPFAR and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for five years. These two lifesaving programs have enjoyed strong bipartisan support for many years because they continue to demonstrate concrete results against the deadliest infectious diseases in the world. PEPFAR and the Global Fund work in close coordination and depend on each other for success in making progress against HIV/AIDS. Friends looks forward to working with global health champions in the House and Senate to secure broad support of this important legislation.”

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About Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria 

Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria advocates for U.S. support of the Global Fund, and the goal to end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. For more information about Friends of the Global Fight, visit www.theglobalfight.org.

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