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In Uganda, AIDS continues to ravage villages and tear families apart. Whereas research and development for a cure was once top priority on a global level, funding for treatment and prevention is now being redirected to other more easily-treated diseases. With the steady rise of drug shortages, full-to-capacity clinics, and lengthy treatment waiting lists, Uganda's people greatly suffer.

In late 2009, the Obama administration revealed it would reposition its efforts from AIDS to mother and child health. We need President Obama's support in the mission to eradicate AIDS.

Sign the petition below asking Obama to redirect more efforts to the disease that currently inflicts over 900,000 Ugandans.

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Dear President Obama,

While I acknowledge and respect your decision to direct White House efforts toward mother and child health, I am concerned at the amount of resources this repositioning is taking away from tackling the AIDS crisis. With over one million Ugandans having perished to the disease, Uganda is in big trouble.

Not only has the prevalence of AIDS affected the nation's work force, it has consequently dealt a huge blow to Uganda's economy as well as its education systems. Millions of children have also been orphaned due the AIDS-related deaths of their parents.

We simply cannot afford to pull efforts out of the war on AIDS. In some areas, as many people are dying from the disease as are being infected each year. This means that at best, any current attempts to help are simply evening out the situation— and no progress whatsoever is being made.

Please work with your colleagues in the White House and at the United Nations to devise a strategy that addresses the critical nature of this problem. Otherwise, millions more people will die this year.

Thank you for your time.

Petition Signatures


Apr 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2014 David Njau
Apr 17, 2014 Toa Of Justice
Apr 16, 2014 Shameira Johnson
Apr 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 15, 2014 Candace Faggen
Apr 15, 2014 Carla Marie Dempsey
Apr 14, 2014 Doris Volmar
Apr 13, 2014 Olivia Hopkins
Apr 10, 2014 Jody Draznin This is such an important issue, and I hope you will renew efforts to fight the war on aids-especially in Uganda. Thank you in advance!
Apr 10, 2014 Rhonda Petersen
Apr 8, 2014 Adrienne Kohut
Apr 7, 2014 Jessica Jacobson
Apr 7, 2014 Leigh Stuart Help erase this scourge
Apr 7, 2014 caliniki calapothaki
Apr 6, 2014 Jaclyn Green
Apr 6, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 4, 2014 Dawn Cumings
Apr 4, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 4, 2014 Graeme Collie
Apr 4, 2014 Christopher Lopez
Apr 4, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 3, 2014 Jordi Estruells Chirivella
Apr 3, 2014 Marlena Durkowska
Apr 2, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 2, 2014 Heinz Gosteli-Gyger
Apr 2, 2014 Silvana Gosteli
Apr 2, 2014 Seraina Gosteli
Apr 2, 2014 Sabrina Gosteli
Apr 2, 2014 Monika Gosteli-Gyger
Apr 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 1, 2014 Theo Zucker
Apr 1, 2014 Kwame Asiedu These people are God's children and deserve the utmost care and love. Please let's put an end to this and finally end the AIDS epidemic. Thank you Barack Obama. No matter what is said by the media, I think you are a great president who truly loves people.
Apr 1, 2014 Lynn Edgar
Apr 1, 2014 Chris Andersen
Apr 1, 2014 Marsha King
Apr 1, 2014 Rachael Pappano
Apr 1, 2014 Liam Perry
Apr 1, 2014 Sabrina Simington
Apr 1, 2014 Hilde B
Apr 1, 2014 Sari Toivoniemi
Mar 31, 2014 James Tillotson
Mar 30, 2014 Stephen Baranowski
Mar 28, 2014 Llewelyn LaVista
Mar 28, 2014 Mihaela Stan
Mar 27, 2014 Janet Signore
Mar 27, 2014 Jayne Burdick
Mar 27, 2014 JULIANNA BENEFIELD
Mar 27, 2014 Vicki Hambrick

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