Seattle, July 18, 2018 – Malaria No More congratulates Dr. Rick Steketee, MD, MPH on his appointment as the new Deputy U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator for the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI).
“Dr. Steketee’s long experience and deep technical expertise in malaria will be an invaluable resource for PMI,” said Martin Edlund, CEO of Malaria No More. “His leadership will further enhance PMI’s effectiveness at an important juncture in the fight to end malaria within a generation. Malaria No More congratulates Dr. Steketee on his new role.”
With over 30 years of public health experience in infectious diseases, Dr. Steketee is an internationally recognized malaria expert who has held key leadership roles at the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and PATH. Participating in many important global advisory and expert groups on malaria, he has worked closely the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, the World Bank, the Global Fund to Fight HIV, TB and Malaria, and the RBM Partnership to End Malaria.
Since its inception under President George W. Bush in 2005, and with strong bipartisan financial support and leadership from Congress, PMI has directly saved the lives of 1.7 million children and has overall contributed to saving nearly 7 million lives. In September 2017, PMI announced it was expanding to five new countries in Africa. The expansion helps to protect an additional 90 million people from malaria, and extends PMI’s total reach in sub-Saharan Africa to 24 focus countries and approximately 570 million people as well as three critical programs combating anti-malarial drug resistance in the Greater Mekong Sub-region.
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About Malaria No More
Malaria No More envisions a world where no one dies from a mosquito bite. More than a decade 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. Malaria No More has offices in the United States, Cameroon, Kenya and India and affiliates in Japan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.malarianomore.org