Presidents, Billionaires Lead Efforts To Eliminate Malaria In Africa
Thomson Reuters Foundation: Presidents and billionaires drive battle against Africa’s deadliest creature
“…[Former Tanzania President Jakaya] Kikwete, who also lost his brother to malaria as a child, is committed to eradicating the disease, which killed an estimated 438,000 people globally in 2015 … Global plans to eliminate malaria were abandoned in 1969 as the goal was seen as prohibitively complicated and expensive, despite success in eradicating the disease in the 1950s in parts of Europe, North America, and the Caribbean. The ‘e-word’ has been revived in recent years, with support from the world’s richest couple Bill and Melinda Gates and U.S. President Barack Obama, who called malaria a ‘moral outrage’…” (Migiro, 6/7).
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