U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative Expands To Sierra Leone

Nov 21, 2017 | Sierra Express Media
On Friday, November 17, Sierra Leone President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, and U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Maria E. Brewer, formally launched the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) in Sierra Leone. Members of the President’s cabinet, representatives of the U.S. government, local and international donors and organizations, and partners contributing to the elimination of malaria were gathered in Freetown to celebrate the new partnership. PMI plans to contribute $15 million towards malaria prevention and control interventions in its first year. USAID Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator Chris Runyan gave remarks, in addition to U.S. Ambassador Maria Brewer, the Minister of Health and Sanitation Dr. Abu Bakarr Fofanah, and his Excellency President Ernest Bai Koroma.

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