Ottobre 2019 – Si è tenuta a Lione “The Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment Conference” (8-10 ottobre 2019). L’evento conclusivo del 10 è stato aperto dal Presidente francese Emmanuel Macron al Palais des Congrès di Lione.
The Replenishment takes place every 3 years and brings together politicians, CEOs of important companies, policy makers and private donors for the purpose of raising new funds and sensitising the partners in the battle against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
Data source-The Global Fund: www.theglobalfund.org/en
The goal of the Sixth Edition of the Global Fund Replenishment Conference was to raise $14 billion: goal achieved. This amount will be used to save 16 million lives between 2021 and 2023, halving the mortality rate caused by AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, preventing 234 million new infections and aiming to definitively defeat these diseases by 2030.
Lyon, 10 October 2019, the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment Conference: “My name is Constance Mudenda and I’m a (RED) ambassador from Lusaka, Zambia. It’s an honour to be here today, to be among so many people who, like me, don’t just talk about the idea of ending HIV, but are actually doing something about it. For far too long, living or dying with HIV came down to being lucky…or being unlucky. My story is one of both. I contracted HIV unknowingly. Unlucky. An invisible virus passed to me, and then, passed on to all three of my children. Unlucky. I lived in a place where there was no help. Unlucky. I lost all three of my children to HIV before knowing what had happened. The term ‘unlucky’ hardly does justice to this horrific injustice... but that’s what it was. My luck started to turn around, just when the very people I'm sitting amongst today started to acknowledge a global humanitarian crisis that could no longer be ignored. I was tested. Lucky. I was counselled. Lucky. I started ARVs (editor’s note: antiretroviral therapy), first at a price, later for free. Lucky. I found mentors and friends who welcomed me and my status with open arms. So lucky.”
(RED), which has Vespa as one of its partners, through the sale of big brand international products, has contributed to global fund replenishment with $150 million. Vespa supports (RED), therefore sustaining the Global Fund, joining its consumers in the battle against AIDS. For each customised Vespa 946 (RED) sold, $150 are donated to the international organisation (website: www.red.org), an amount intended to guarantee more than 500 days of medication against HIV/Aids in sub-Saharan Africa. Fundamental medication that prevents a mother infected with HIV from transmitting the virus to her child during pregnancy.
On the occasion of the 2019 Replenishment conference, two Paris Motoplex – dealers URGENCE SCOOTERS (Terrasse) and LA CLINIQUE DU SCOOTER (Paris 13) – dedicated a display window to (RED) in order to inform the public and customers about the (Vespa 946)RED project.
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