ONE - Applauds Sununu for Critical Support to Fight Preventable Diseases

WASHINGTON, D.C …. America is on track to save millions of lives around the world, thanks in large part to the work of New Hampshire Senator John Sununu.

Last week Sununu helped to lead a bipartisan effort to reauthorize the United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act. The legislation, which funds the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and U.S. programs to combat malaria and tuberculosis, has already saved millions of lives and brought hope to the most vulnerable people in the world.

“ Senator Sununu deserves the gratitude of people across the world, as do all the Democrats and Republicans in Congress who worked together on PEPFAR. Because of Senator Sununu’s leadership and the support of 10,000 ONE members in New Hampshire, millions of lives will be saved from HIV/AIDS and other preventable diseases,” said Tom Hart, director of government relations at the ONE Campaign.

The ONE Campaign and its two million members across the country joined with other allied organizations to urge Congress to reauthorize this critical program. The hundreds of thousands of ONE members who sent letters and made phone calls to their Senators believe that maintaining U.S. funding to fight AIDS and other preventable diseases is a moral imperative and national security priority.

“Even as Americans face serious concerns at home, the Senate has proved America's commitment to providing lifesaving medicines to the world's most vulnerable people. PEPFAR is an investment in people around the world; but it is also an example of America's generosity and a critical piece of American diplomacy. By treating and preventing disease and saving lives, we can help to create more stable communities and a more secure future for Americans,” said Hart.

Senator Sununu co-sponsored the legislation, which authorizes $48 billion over the next five years to be spent on prevention, treatment and care of those living with HIV/AIDS and other preventable diseases. The Senate approved the bill by an overwhelming 80-16 vote.

The ONE Campaign is an organization uniting millions of people to press government leaders to fight extreme poverty and preventable disease around the world. For more information, visit .