Washington, D.C., March 10, 2023— Malaria No More CEO Martin Edlund issued the following statement upon the release of the Biden Administration’s FY24 budget request:
Malaria No More applauds the Biden Administration’s $2 billion request for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. A sustained commitment to the Global Fund at this level will save millions of lives and delivers on the Administration’s pledge as host of the 7th replenishment conference of $6 billion over 3 years.
However, the Administration’s request of $780 million for the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), a key Global Fund partner, falls below the FY23 enacted funding level for PMI at a critical moment in the malaria fight. Responding to emerging threats like the Stephensi mosquito and increasing anti-malarial drug resistance will require more resources—not less. With groundbreaking new technologies on the horizon, now is the time to invest in the U.S. innovations that could end malaria once and for all.
Through critical and timely interventions in PMI and The Global Fund, the US has become a world leader in global health. Renewed commitment to global health investments at this pivotal moment will not only shore up long term global security and prosperity for millions of people but also work to guard the US against extraordinarily costly and potentially deadly future health threats.
We look forward to working with our bipartisan champions in Congress to increase funding for PMI for FY24 and secure the necessary $2 billion for the Global Fund.
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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.