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Big voices call on the Prime Minister to Help save 20 million lives

Dear Prime Minister,

You said you would make Britain safer and stronger. 
You said you'd ensure Britain continued to lead in the world. 
You promised to support our allies and emerging democracies. 
You have committed to reducing the threat of disease. 
You said you would support women and girls to succeed. 
You promised to stand up for the world's most vulnerable. 

Well, on 21st September you have the opportunity to keep those promises and build on the good work of all your recent predecessors. By renewing Britain's pledge to the Global Fund to fight Aids, TB and Malaria, you will make people everywhere safer - helping to turn the tide on three of the biggest killers in human history. The UK's leadership against these diseases has helped to save over 44 million lives since 2001 - if we maintain this leadership, we can help to save another 20 million people. But if we step back there is a real risk that we will slide backwards and lose the opportunity to beat these diseases for good. When Britain leads, the world succeeds. That's Britain back at its best. 

Yours sincerely,

Sir Andrew Murray OBE, Champion Tennis Player 
Sir Lenny Henry, Comedian and Co-founder Comic Relief and Red Nose Day 
Prof Sir Andrew Pollard, Director of the Oxford Vaccine Group and Chairperson of the JCVI 
Professor Azra Ghani, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College London 
Sir Jeremy Farrar, Director, Wei/come Trust 
Charlie Webster, Broadcaster 
Sherrie Silver, Acclaimed Choreographer 
Ash Dykes, Explorer 
Dr Chris van Tulleken, Infectious Diseases Doctor and Broadcaster 
Moses Odubajo, Professional Footballer 
Anyika Onuora, British Olympian and Author 
Sarah Howard MBE, Chair of the British Chambers of Commerce 
Tim Warrillow, CEO and Co-Founder, Fever-Tree 
Professor Sir Richard Feachem, Director of the Global Health Group, UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences Richard Curtis, Film Writer and Director, Co-Founder of Comic Relief, Project Everyone and Make My Money Matter 
Dr Laura Waters, Chair, British HIV Association 
Professor Adrian Hill, Director of the Jenner Institute, Oxford University 
Professor David La/loo, Director, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine 
Georgia Arnold, Executive Director, MTV Staying Alive Foundation 
Professor Chloe Orkin, Lead for HIV Research, Queen Mary University and Barts Health NHS Trust 
Sir Brian Greenwood, Manson Professor of Clinical Tropical Medicine, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Anna Lungley, Chief Sustainability Officer, dentsu international 
Dr Nick Hamon, CEO, Innovative Vector Control Consortium 
Dr David Reddy, CEO, Medicines for Malaria Venture 
Professor Anton Pozniak MD FRCP, President, NEAT ID Foundation 
Lesley-Anne Long, President and CEO, GBC Health 
Zahid Torres-Rahman, Co-Founder and CEO, Business Fights Poverty 
Anne Aslett, CEO, Elton John AIDS Foundation 
Jonathan Stambolis, CEO and co-founder, Zenysis Technologies 
Michael Beasley, Bath & Wells. Co-Convenor, Anglican Communion Health & Community Network 
Geoff Twist, Managing Director UK & Ireland, Roche Diagnostics Limited 
Richard Erwin, General Manager, Roche Products Limited 
Benjamin Fels, CEO, Macro-Eyes