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Global Investments Critical In Ending Malaria

Huffington Post: We Can Defeat Malaria
Leslie Mancuso, president and CEO of Jhpiego

“…The theme for World Malaria Day 2015 is Invest in the Future, Defeat Malaria. While at face value this might seem like an obvious declaration, in the fight against this relentless killer of an estimated 584,000 each year, significant investments in improved prevention, diagnosis, and treatment can mean the difference between life and death. From public-private partnerships that train health workers to programs that focus on prevention and buy-in from local communities, we know these investments work. … For decades, malaria seemed to have the upper hand, but today, we are seeing real progress in ending this 100 percent preventable and treatable disease. Using what we know works and building on investments from stakeholders around the globe, we can finally defeat malaria” (4/15).

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