New York Times Profiles PMI Coordinator Rear Adm. Timothy Ziemer
New York Times: The Malaria Fighter
“…Since [Rear Admiral Timothy Ziemer] took the job [as coordinator of the President’s Malaria Initiative] in 2006, worldwide malaria deaths have dropped 40 percent, to about 600,000 a year from one million. … Many countries now use the tactics Admiral Ziemer adopted after demanding proof that they worked. For prevention, they include free distribution of nets impregnated with insecticide, indoor pesticide spraying, and routine doses of malaria medicine for pregnant women. For diagnosis and treatment, they include rapid blood tests and pills that combine a new fast-acting Chinese drug, artemisinin, with one of several longer-lasting drugs…” (10/20).