Blog Posts Recognize World Malaria Day, Efforts To Eliminate Disease

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Battling Humanity’s Greatest Killer
Timothy Ziemer, U.S. global malaria coordinator, discusses U.S. efforts to end malaria and highlights the President’s Malaria Initiative’s (PMI) 10th Annual Report to Congress, which documents U.S. progress against the disease. Ziemer notes, “The efforts of PMI have paid off. Working with host-country governments, donor governments, multilateral agencies, non-governmental organizations, and academic and research partners, six million deaths have been averted…” (4/25).

ONE Blog: World Malaria Day: Celebrating frontline health workers and the programs that support them
Cornelia Lluberes, research assistant for global health policy at the ONE Campaign, discusses the role of frontline health workers in the global malaria response, noting, “Much of the progress in the fight against malaria is attributable to U.S.-supported programs like the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Both PMI and the Global Fund have worked hard to build robust and sustainable health systems needed to fight malaria, particularly by investing in frontline health workers (FHWs)” (4/25).

Friends of the Global Fight Blog: The Role of Vector Controls in the Fight Against Malaria
John McMannis, communications manager at Friends of the Global Fight, writes, “[W]e recently spoke with Dr. Dan Strickman from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. As the senior program officer for vector control, Dr. Strickman plays a crucial role in the Gates Foundation’s strategy for eliminating malaria, ‘Accelerate to Zero.’ Our conversation illustrated the foundation’s comprehensive approach toward ensuring that we have the tools necessary to eradicate malaria…” (4/25).

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