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U.S. Commitment, Sustained Surveillance Required To End Global Malaria

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: CDC Poised to Answer President Obama’s Call to End Malaria
S. Patrick Kachur, chief of CDC’s malaria branch and principal deputy director of CDC’s Center for Global Health, comments on remarks made by President Obama during his State of the Union address and discusses ongoing U.S. efforts to end malaria globally. Looking ahead, Kachur notes, “We need to develop and continually refine surveillance systems to better identify who’s at risk, and who’s infected and sick with malaria, in ways that allow us to anticipate and pinpoint hotspots, so we can make the best use of malaria prevention and treatment tools…” (1/20).

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