Obama Calls for an End to Malaria

Feb 4, 2016 | The Hill
Recognizing that many children are just one mosquito bite away from death, in a speech before the United Nations, President Obama called on the world to tackle this “moral outrage.” By issuing a call to action in his final State of the Union address, the president placed malaria elimination at the very top of the American political agenda as well.

Bush first established America as a global leader on malaria, and Obama is striving to set us on the path to end this dreadful disease. Two presidents with vastly divergent policies, both understand the power of achieving this important foreign policy and humanitarian goal. By providing the necessary funding, the Congress can continue to play a historic role in ensuring that fighting malaria remains a centerpiece of American foreign policy, and a legacy of bipartisanship – demonstrating the best of American politics. 

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