Ask your Member of Congress to Fully Fund Global AIDS Programs

Last month President Obama released his detailed budget for Fiscal year 2010. Unfortunately, his budget falls short of what is needed to reach goals outlined in the? President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) reauthorization bill PHR members helped pass last year.We need your help to make sure Congress and President Obama fulfill their commitment to fight AIDS and other global health crises. This month PHR members are meeting with their member of Congress during their July 4th recess to ask for full PEPFAR funding.Meeting with your Member of Congress is really easy, and we've developed a guide to help you through the process. You can download the guide here and a sample meeting request letter here.We also have some talking points you can use during the meetings, to tell your Members of Congress why funding PEPFAR is so important, and some stories from the field of our partners in Uganda. Download them here, and here.Failing to keep our promise to fight AIDS would be "recipe for chaos." We are hearing from our colleagues on the ground, including?Ugandan HIV/AIDS pioneer Peter Mugyeni, MD, that PEPFAR clinics are already having to turn away patients medically eligible for treatment.With health professional advocacy we can ensure the US keeps its commitments to fight global AIDS.

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