In Exclusive Interviews With Reuters, Bill Gates, Ray Chambers Discuss Uncertainty Surrounding Malaria Eradication Efforts With Changing U.S., U.N. Leadership
Reuters: Exclusive: Malaria champions unnerved by Trump uncertainty at crucial time
“When it comes to fighting malaria, Bill Gates and Ray Chambers are both inspired and concerned: With victory in sight, will the world’s new leaders commit to finally beating this persistent parasite? In exclusive interviews with Reuters in Davos, Gates and Chambers both voiced concern about leadership changes in the U.S. and in United Nations bodies and what these might mean for funding and commitment to global health. ‘The imponderable is what happens with President Trump,’ said Chambers, the United Nations special envoy for malaria. ‘We’re just not sure.’ … And with looming leadership changes at organizations key to global health and development aid — the heads of the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the World Bank — malaria champions say the risk of setbacks is unnerving. ‘With malaria there’s no standing still,’ Gates said. ‘Malaria is very complicated’…” (Kelland, 1/20).