Washington, D.C., October 6, 2021 – Malaria No More CEO Martin Edlund issued the following statement on the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) 2021-2026 strategic plan, “End Malaria Faster”:
PMI’s strategy is U.S. leadership in action to end malaria within our generation. With bold goals to cut malaria deaths by 33 percent and decrease malaria cases by 40 percent in partner countries, this new 5-year plan represents a major step toward ending the world’s oldest, deadliest pandemic – and preventing the next one.
Over the past fifteen years, PMI has contributed to historic progress – saving 7.6 million lives and preventing 1.5 billion malaria infections, but the fight is far from over. Facing challenges from drug resistance, to climate change, to COVID-19 threatening supply chains and fragile health systems, malaria eradication depends on innovation and critical, continued strategic investments from the United States.
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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.