Washington, D.C., July 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 Senate Committee on Appropriations:
Malaria No More applauds the inclusion of $2 billion for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in the Senate Appropriations committee’s fiscal year 2023 funding bill.
As the Global Fund heads into its 7th replenishment, which will be hosted by President Biden in September, and attempts to raise $18 billion, this commitment of $2 billion— or $6 billion over three years— sets a high-water mark and proves our champions in Congress are willing to rise to meet our most urgent global health challenges.
This bill’s increase to the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) at $800 million is an important step in the right direction, but the need for $1 billion remains. This funding would reverse the alarming rise in malaria deaths and save at least 4 million additional lives in the next 5 years.
We look forward to working with the Senate to finalize this FY23 funding for the Global Fund and to maximize resources for PMI moving forward.
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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.