Fighting Malaria Is a Top Priority: Ambassador Susan Rice Details Plan for Expanding Malaria Efforts

Feb 23, 2016 | Malaria No More

Malaria No More endorses the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) plan to use additional funding in President Obama’s 2017 budget request to expand its malaria elimination efforts across Africa and Asia. The plan was outlined by U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice at a UN Foundation Malaria Champions Summit in Washington, D.C.

Earlier this month, President Obama presented Congress with his 2017 budget proposal, which would increase critical funding for malaria through PMI and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Reaffirming his vision to end malaria as declared in his State of the Union address, the president requested an additional $71 million for PMI and an additional $129 million for malaria from unobligated Ebola funds, for a total malaria budget of $874 million. 

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