Washington, D.C., March 10, 2022— Malaria No More CEO Martin Edlund issued the following statement upon the release of the FY22 Congressional funding package:
Yesterday, Congress released a Fiscal Year 2022 funding package, including a modest increase to resources for the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) at $775 million and flatline funding of $1.56 billion for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. We’re pleased that the global response to malaria remains a priority for the United States, but now is the time to double down on America’s global health leadership. PMI and its network of community health workers offers an immediate, cost effective, opportunity to test and treat for COVID and future pandemics. An additional investment of $329 million in the COVID supplemental being considered by Congress will not only help scale and accelerate testing for COVID but position the malaria campaign to save 4 million additional lives and prevent 1 billion more malaria cases over the next five years. Malaria No More looks forward to working with both Congress and the Administration to build momentum and scale up resources in Fiscal Year 2023 and beyond, increasing health security at home and overseas, in the coming years.
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Malaria No More envisions a world where no one dies from a mosquito bite. Fifteen years into our mission, our work has contributed to historic progress toward this goal. Now, we’re mobilizing the political commitment, funding, and innovation required to achieve what would be one of the greatest humanitarian accomplishments – ending malaria within our generation. For more information, visit www.malarianomore.org.