Mali: A Navy Admiral Fights Malaria

Dec 17, 2007 | AllAfrica

It's 6 a.m. and my hotel phone wakes me. Just as well, because the malaria prevention medication I have been taking has been causing graphic nightmares. It's a message that Admiral Tim Ziemer, the coordinator for the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), would like me to join him on a field trip today to witness the Mali integrated Child Health Campaign in action. Having traveled with the Admiral previously in Angola — where ExxonMobil's local company is a major PMI supporter — I jump at this opportunity to view the campaign from his official government perspective.

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