U.S. Government Agencies Recognize World Malaria Day
USAID: Statement from USAID Administrator Mark Green on World Malaria Day
USAID Administrator Mark Green states, “The U.S. government is an unwavering partner to national governments, other donors, multilateral organizations, the private sector, faith communities, academic institutions, and many others on the journey to Zero Malaria. This year’s World Malaria Day theme, ‘Zero Malaria Starts with Me,’ recognizes this important role we all play in ending malaria. Today, I reaffirm the steadfast support of the United States to this goal…” (4/25).
NIH: NIH statement on World Malaria Day 2019
This statement from B.F. (Lee) Hall and Anthony S. Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) recognizes research by and supported by NIAID to develop treatments and vaccines for malaria. The researchers state, “On this World Malaria Day, we reaffirm our commitment to advancing the best research to reach our goal of ‘zero malaria'” (4/25).
USAID/Medium: The Journey of a Malaria Bed Net
Alexandra West, strategic communications and content intern in USAID’s Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs, discusses efforts to deliver bed nets to rural Madagascar, writing, “With [the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)] and the Global Fund’s support, over 20 million Malagasy people are now protected from malaria after receiving more than 13 million insecticide-treated mosquito nets. It takes a ship, a truck, a zebu, a canoe, and a back to deliver life-saving malaria nets to millions of Malagasy people. It’s a challenge, but it is possible – and so is ending malaria for good” (4/25).