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Partnerships Responsible For Global Progress Against Malaria

Noting the release of the WHO’s 2013 World Malaria Report on Wednesday, retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Tim Ziemer, who serves as the U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator, writes in USAID’s “IMPACTblog,” “We celebrate the dramatic progress that has been made in reducing the burden of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa,” which “is due to partnership — of national governments, international donors including the U.S. and U.K., the Global Fund, the World Bank, the private sector, non-governmental and faith-based organizations, local leaders, civil society, philanthropists, and many others” — but “host country governments, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), and the Global Fund deserve special praise for fueling this remarkable progress against malaria.” He continues, “While we celebrate the good news revealed in the WHO World Malaria Report which states that the risk of malaria is declining and more children are surviving, the gains are fragile and could be reversed without continued support” (12/12).