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U.S. Commitment On Malaria Helping World Progress Down ‘Pathway Toward Elimination’

Huffington Post: The United States and Malaria: A Long History of Smart Investments That Benefit All
Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, executive director of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership

“…The U.S. has been a loyal and effective partner to malaria endemic countries around the world for over a decade, and a principal player in the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership … Under the leadership of then president George W. Bush, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) was created to curb the tide on the nearly 200 million cases of malaria then estimated to affect the African continent each year. Ten years later, I’m proud to say it’s done just that. … This week, PMI’s new 2015-2020 will be launched at the White House in Washington, D.C. In the face of an evolving parasite and a shifting development landscape, I am confident that this sort of refined focus and re-commitment of resources will help us achieve our next set of goals and carry even more countries along the pathway toward elimination…” (2/25).

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