医療従事者の為の最新医療ニュースや様々な情報・ツールを提供する医療総合サイト

NEWS > Home > > 疾病 > AIDS >

DC AIDS Protesters Join Push to Demand China Give $1 Billion to Fight Global AIDS

2013年10月25日 AM08:10
このエントリーをはてなブックマークに追加


 

WASHINGTON

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, is spearheading a series of US and global protests targeting the Government of the People’s Republic of China to demand that it step up its commitment on global AIDS and pledge one billion dollars to Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria. Between October 23 and October 25, protests will take place in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC and its consulates in four other US cities (New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco & Houston) as well as in a dozen foreign countries (LATIN AMERICA—Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Guatemala; AFRICA—Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia; ASIA—Cambodia, India; EUROPE—Netherlands, Ukraine). At the protests, AIDS advocates will carry banners and signs reading “China, Pay Your Fair Share on Global AIDS!” in both English and Chinese.

Friday, October 25, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC—China Global Fund Protest

 
When:     Friday, October 25, 2013
 
Time:

1:00 – 1:30 PM (Eastern Time)

 
Where: The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China
3505 International Place, NW, Washington D.C. 20008
 
Contact:

Tim Boyd, (213) 590-7375 Cell

 

The Global Fund is a program funded by wealthy nations that is designed to provide financial assistance to developing countries that lack the resources to fight diseases and build up medical infrastructures. Since the founding of the Global Fund in 2002, China has contributed a mere $25 million to the program, while countries with far smaller economies, such as Japan and Germany have contributed a combined total of over $3.5 billion. [China/Global Fund fact sheet]

“China benefits from Africa’s natural resources, but does little to address the HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa or elsewhere,” said Tim Boyd, Director of Domestic Policy for AIDS Healthcare Foundation, who is coordinating the Washington, DC protest. “It has invested billions of dollars in Africa, mostly on infrastructure projects that are developed and built by the Chinese. As the world’s second largest economy, China clearly has the resources to contribute far more to the Global Fund and the worldwide fight against AIDS.”

“China also benefits greatly from labor and resources of neighboring countries throughout Asia, many of which are still struggling with AIDS,” said Barbara Chinn, Senior Program Manager for AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Public Health Division–Southern Bureau who is also coordinating the Washington, DC protest. “Nearly fifty-five percent of people in the Asia-Pacific region don’t have access to lifesaving antiretroviral treatment. It’s time China contributed in a meaningful way to the Global Fund and paid its fair share.”

“Beyond that, China should contribute because it is the right thing to do,” said Terri Ford, Chief of Global Advocacy and Policy for AIDS Healthcare Foundation. “A contribution of one billion dollars that we are asking them to make would amount to just one percent of what China spent on the 2008 Olympics and the 2010 Shanghai World Expo—money that would go a long way toward providing lifesaving treatment and care to millions of people the Global Fund serves.”

AHF spearheaded similar protests targeting China in 2010. Over the ten years prior, China—the world’s second largest economy—received nearly $1 billion ($940M) from the Fund (and up to that point had contributed just $16 million). Over those same years, the United States contributed $5.1 billion to the Fund—more than 28 percent of all contributions to the Fund.

“Since our initial China protests back in 2010, the Chinese government—at one time one of the largest recipients of Global Fund money—has at least stopped taking money from the Fund,” said Michael Weinstein, President of AIDS Healthcare Foundation. “Fortunately, that money can now go to countries in desperate need but that have far fewer resources. However, we still believe that the Chinese government should be showing greater leadership on HIV/AIDS and it should be shouldering far greater financial responsibility in helping to combat the global AIDS epidemic. Through these worldwide protests, we are saying, ‘China, Pay Your Fair Share on Global AIDS!’”

“China currently has over $2.5 trillion dollars in foreign currency reserves. It spent over $40 billion to host the 2008 Summer Olympics, and over $58 billion to hold the 2010 World Exposition,” said Tom Myers, Chief of Public Affairs and General Counsel for AIDS Healthcare Foundation, who is based in Washington. “China is a wealthy country and can pay for its own health care needs.”

AHF to Run Newspaper Advocacy Ads Targeting China in WSJ Asia and in Politico

In conjunction with the worldwide protests AHF is spearheading, AHF will also run a ‘China, Be Generous-Pledge $1 Billion to the Global Fund’ advocacy ad in the print and online edition of the Wall Street Journal’s Asia edition as well as in print in Politico (and on Politico.com) urging increased Chinese support for the Global Fund. The ad is set to run Thursday, October 24th in conjunction with the protests around the globe.

About AIDS Healthcare Foundation

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to nearly 230,000 individuals in 31 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter: @aidshealthcare.

 

CHINA/GLOBAL FUND PROTESTS—United States

     

 

 

 

     

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

LOS ANGELES

China Global Fund Protest

(Approx. 100 people expected at L.A. protest)

When:

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Time:

10:00am – 10:30am (Pacific Time)

Where:

Consulate General, People’s Republic of China

443 Shatto Place, Los Angeles, CA 90020

Contact:

Ged Kenslea, (323) 791-5526 Cell

Kyveli Diener, (310) 779-4796 Cell

 

SAN FRANCISCO

China Global Fund Protest

When:

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Time:

11:00am – 11:30am (Pacific Time)

Where:

Consulate General, People’s Republic of China

1450 Laguna Street (cross street: Geary), San Francisco, CA 94115

Contact:

Dale Gluth, (415) 218-9587 Cell

     

 

 

 

 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

NEW YORK

China Global Fund Protest

When:

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Time:

4:00pm – 4:30pm (Eastern Time)

Where:

Consulate General, People’s Republic of China

520 12th Avenue., New York, NY 10036

Contact:

Jessica Reinhart, (323) 203-6146 Cell

 

HOUSTON

China Global Fund Protest

When:

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Time:

1:30pm – 2:00pm (Eastern Time)

Where:

Consulate General, People’s Republic of China

3417 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006

Contact:

Ed Jones, (214) 859-0061 Cell

     

 

 

 

 

Friday, October 25, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC

China Global Fund Protest

When:

Friday, October 25, 2013

Time:

1:00 – 1:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Where:

The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China

3505 International Place, NW, Washington D.C. 20008

Contact:

Tim Boyd, (213) 590-7375 Cell

 
 

CHINA/GLOBAL FUND PROTESTS—Global Actions

       
 

LATIN AMERICA

MEXICO—MEXICO CITY

China Global Fund Protest

Who:

AHF Mexico A.C.(Group has also asked for a meeting with the Chinese Ambassador to Mexico)

When:

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Time:

10:00am

Where:

Embassy of the People’s Republic of China

Eje 10 Sur (rio Magdalena) 217B
Tizapan, Alvaro Obregon
01090 Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal

Contact:

Jessie Gruttadauria, +1.323.791.9612

 

Other China/Global Fund protests/actions will take place in:

  • ARGENTINA—BUENOS AIRES
  • GUATEMALA
  • PERU—LIMA

AFRICA

  • KENYA
  • SOUTH AFRICA—DURBAN
  • UGANDA—KAMPALA
  • ZAMBIA—LUSAKA

ASIA

  • CAMBODIA
  • INDIA—DELHI

EUROPE

  • NETHERLANDS—AMSTERDAM
  • UKRAINE—KIEV

CONTACT

AIDS Healthcare Foundation
LOS ANGELES
Ged Kenslea
Telephone:
(323) 308-1833
Mobile: (323) 791-5526
gedk@aidshealth.org
or
WASHINGTON
Tom
Myers

Mobile: (323) 860-5259
tom.myers@aidshealth.org

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
 

同じカテゴリーの記事 

  • 武田和Seattle Genetics呈报3期ECHELON-1临床试验的阳性数据,该试验评估ADCETRIS® (brentuximab vedotin)用于晚期霍奇金淋巴瘤的一线治疗
  • ADCセラピューティクスが当社の新規抗体薬物複合体ADCT-301の第I相中間データを発表
  • Intercell USA Changes Name to Valneva USA, Inc. and Expands Commercial Presence
  • ADC Therapeutics präsentiert Zwischenergebnisse aus Phase-I-Studie zu neuartigem Antikörper-Wirkstoff-Konjugat ADCT-402
  • Bertin与Zymo Research宣布达成新的合作