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PMI Sets Goal, Vision To Reduce Malaria Deaths, Morbidity Over Next 6 Years

U.S. White House’s “White House Blog”: Putting an End to a Preventable Scourge Gayle Smith, special assistant to the president and senior director for development and democracy for the National Security Staff, discusses the renewed President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) strategy, writing, “PMI’s goal over the next six years, as described…

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Obama Administration Extends President’s Malaria Initiative For 6 More Years

NPR: U.S. Steps Up Commitment To Fight Malaria “The Obama administration on Wednesday announced a six-year extension of a program to combat malaria around the globe…” (Beaubien, 2/26).

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PMI Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary Of Accelerating Progress Against Malaria

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Celebrating PMI and a Decade Progress against Malaria David Brandling-Bennett, deputy director of the malaria program at the Gates Foundation’s infectious diseases division, discusses the success and progress of the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) as it celebrates its 10-year anniversary and launches its…

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CDC Leads Consortium Aimed At Eliminating Malaria From Hispaniola By 2020

CDC Foundation: Consortium Aims to Eliminate Malaria on Hispaniola by 2020 Starting With $29.9 Million Grant to CDC Foundation “The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is leading a consortium of malaria partners aiming to eliminate indigenous cases of malaria on the island of Hispaniola by 2020. Acceleration…

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U.S. Commitment On Malaria Helping World Progress Down ‘Pathway Toward Elimination’

Huffington Post: The United States and Malaria: A Long History of Smart Investments That Benefit All Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, executive director of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership “…The U.S. has been a loyal and effective partner to malaria endemic countries around the world for over a decade, and a principal player…

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Radio Talk Show Features Discussion With Malaria Experts, Journalists About Malaria Drug Resistance, Other Challenges To Elimination

Diane Rehm Show: New Concerns About Fighting Malaria “…Diane and her guests discuss new concerns about combating malaria worldwide.” Guests include Alan Magill, director of the malaria program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations; William Moss,…

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Artemisinin-Resistant Malaria More Widespread In Asia Than Previously Thought, Research Shows

News outlets discuss a study and commentary regarding the spread of drug-resistant malaria in Asia published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Agence France-Presse: Drug-resistant malaria parasite spreading “Parasites resistant to the frontline malaria drug have spread westward from southeast Asia to just short of the Indian border — a gateway…

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Eastern Myanmar Sees Improvements In Health Care After Signing Of Cease-Fire Agreements, Working Group Says

VOA News: Progress Seen in Building a Health Care System in Rural Myanmar “Doctors have long struggled to reach patients in rural Myanmar, where ethnic insurgencies and political repression have made building a reliable health care system virtually impossible. But community health teams in eastern states, near the Thai border,…

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New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash highlights the fund’s weekly TB forums with global partners, profiles a pastor’s efforts against malaria, and discusses the fund’s new Innovation Hub (2/19).

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Malaria In Asia-Pacific Can Be Eliminated By 2030 With Enough Political Will, Funding, Experts Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Can Asia-Pacific region get rid of malaria by 2030? “An ambitious goal — to eliminate malaria from the Asia-Pacific region by 2030 — faces formidable hurdles but is achievable if enough political will and funding are available to fight the mosquito-borne disease, health experts say…” (Zweynert, 2/13).

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