Global Partnerships, U.S. Leadership Critical To Progress Against Malaria

New York Times: Letter to the Editor: The Fight Against Malaria
Chris Collins, president of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

“…The world is at a tipping point in the fight against malaria. This moment is an opportunity to push progress forward rather than risk the dangers of backsliding. … [N]o country can undertake the ambitious goal of ending malaria alone. Global partnerships among donors, local governments, and the private sector are critical to freeing communities from malaria. Thankfully, Congress has continued to demonstrate bipartisan leadership, with both the House and the Senate appropriations committees sustaining funding for the President’s Malaria Initiative, as well as the Global Fund, an agency based in Geneva financing AIDS, TB, and malaria responses. This strong American leadership will prevent millions of malaria infections, and can stop disease resurgence and save lives” (7/15).