Washington, DC – June 28, 2022 – Malaria No More CEO Martin Edlund issued the following statement upon the introduction of the FY 2023 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (SFOPs) Appropriations Bill by the House Committee on Appropriations:
As global health challenges continue to mount, Malaria No More applauds Congress for stepping up its leadership and investment in the global malaria fight.
$2 billion in annual funding sets the Global Fund up for success in its 7th Replenishment Conference this fall, hosted by President Biden, and challenges the world to likewise expand vital investments toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of ending HIV, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics by 2030.
We are pleased that the global response to malaria remains a priority for the United States, as this bill also includes a nearly 6 percent increase in funding for the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) at $820 million. This critical funding will not only save hundreds of thousands of incremental lives from malaria but will help to build the primary health systems that could prevent the next pandemic.
Now is the time to double down on America’s global health leadership. We look forward to working with the Senate to finalize this funding for FY23 and to scale up critical resources for PMI to $1 billion per year moving forward— allowing the United States to deploy transformative new tools and save an incremental 4 million lives over the next 5 years.
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About Malaria No More
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.