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The U.S. Strategy For Combating Malaria Around the World: Looking Forward

The U.S. Strategy For Combating Malaria Around the World: Looking Forward

The Kaiser Family Foundation held a briefing on June 17, 2009, to examine the U.S. government’s role in addressing malaria moving forward, including its strategic options for reducing the impact of the disease, and the current status of the development of the comprehensive malaria strategy. Malaria, which is largely preventable and treatable, remains endemic in more than 100 countries, with 247 million cases annually.

Moderated by Kaiser Vice President Jen Kates, the briefing included Rear Adm. Tim Ziemer, the U.S. Malaria Coordinator; Sir Richard Feachem, Professor of Global Health at the University of California, San Francisco and the University of California, Berkeley and Director of the Global Health Group at University of California, San Francisco; David Brandling-Bennett, Deputy Director, Malaria in the Global Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Natasha Bilimoria, Executive Director of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; and Mark Green, Managing Director of the Malaria Policy Center.

Event Date

Jun 17, 2009