It’s time for Canada to provide its share of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, due for replenishment this year. A fully funded Global Fund will cut the death toll of HIV, malaria, and TB in half, saving 16 million lives—almost half the population of Canada—and provide an economic boost for the poorest nations of $19 for every dollar invested. These diseases strike women and children, the backbone of community life, the hardest. With the federal government’s focus on child and maternal health, Canadians expect our share of the Global Fund contribution to be timely and robust. May Chan Victoria, B.C.