Haiti Prioritizes Elimination Of Malaria, With Support From Global Fund, Others, First Lady Writes In Opinion Piece
Miami Herald: ‘We can eliminate malaria in Haiti with support from Global Fund and others’
Martine Moïse, first lady of Haiti and president of the Global Fund’s Country Coordinating Mechanism in Haiti
“…As we commemorate Malaria Day in the Americas on Wednesday, I am encouraged by new data that show significant progress against malaria in my country. … Haiti can eliminate malaria if we make the decisive efforts to act boldly on this vision. … This is why President Jovenel Moïse and I have made the elimination of malaria in Haiti a national priority. We have committed resources to ensure that this goal becomes a reality. Thankfully, we are not alone in our commitment. Haiti’s efforts to combat malaria is also strengthened by the major contributions of the Global Fund, which has invested almost $75 million to date to make Haiti malaria-free one day. … As I continue to work with the Global Fund and other partners to align resources with Haiti’s priorities during this challenging time, I acknowledge the strength, resiliency, and determination of this country to engage in bi-national malaria elimination efforts with the Dominican Republic, our eagerness to adopt best practices, and our commitment to remain engaged with endemic countries in the region joining us on the path toward the elimination of malaria…” (11/5).