Everyone around the world deserves to lead a life of dignity and opportunity. That’s why as we mark World AIDS Day on December 1st, I applaud Rep. Rogers for his leadership in fighting global health threats like AIDS, which still claims over 2,000 lives every day.
I care about this deeply and use my voice when I can because of my strong belief in loving our neighbors. One of the most effective and efficient tools in our arsenal to stop the spread of three of the most deadly diseases and encourage developing countries to invest in their own health care systems is the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Our district is lucky to have Rep. Rogers, who has been a powerful advocate for the Global Fund, which held its Sixth Replenishment this October and raised enough money from global donors and the private sector to save 16 million lives by 2023.
We’ve made incredible progress against diseases like AIDS over the past 15 years, but we still have a long way to go. I hope Rep. Rogers can rely on the support of fellow Kentucky lawmakers to enthusiastically continue America’s bipartisan commitment to fighting the global AIDS crisis.