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In 2005, world leaders promised treatment for all by 2010. The UK government led the way in securing this promise. But they are not taking the action to make sure this promise is kept. Less than 30% of those in need of treatment receive it, and only a quarter of the funds needed to tackle AIDS are available. If the response is not scaled up urgently the universal access target will be missed - by more than a decade - and millions will die unnecessarily.
This year the UK government will publish a new strategy on tackling HIV and AIDS in the developing world. Due in Spring 2008, this document will shape their efforts over the next three crucial years.
It must show a renewed commitment to keeping the promise of universal access by 2010 —- providing the money, health workers, affordable medicines and political leadership that are needed to keep their promises and tackle an epidemic that kills 8000 people every day.
£2.5bn will be needed over the next 3 years to pay the UK’s fair share of the Universal Access promise.
We need your help to encourage them to take bold and urgent action in support of communities affected by HIV and AIDS around the world.
Please email them using the form below, and forward this e-action to friends and colleagues.