President Obama’s Call to Accelerate Battle Against Malaria Builds on Impressive Gains

Feb 23, 2016 | CDC

President Obama’s call to arms to end malaria worldwide as announced during his recent State of the Union address and the Administration’s request to increase resources for malaria control, underscore the remarkable progress made in the fight against the disease and a firm, emphatic commitment to end this public health scourge.

If approved by Congress, the additional resources will allow the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) to increase its support to malaria-affected countries to reduce malaria deaths and substantially decrease malaria illness, toward the long-term goal of elimination. And it would build on momentum which has resulted in a halving of the number of malaria deaths globally since 2000.

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