Obama Administration Plans to Expand Malaria Effort by $200 Million

Feb 22, 2016 | The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal reports that the Obama administration plans to use an additional $200 million to expand its fight against malaria, expanding services to 70 million more people in Africa and accelerating a global effort to eradicate the disease.

The boost in funding for the President’s Malaria Initiative—which must be approved by Congress for fiscal 2017—would expand malaria prevention and control services to 332 million people in West and Central Africa, or 92% of those at risk there, officials said. The money would also be used to help two countries eliminate malaria: Zambia, where the national government and multiple international organizations have developed a strong program, and Cambodia, an epicenter of emerging resistance by malaria-carrying parasites to antimalarial drugs.

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