WASHINGTON– The ONE Campaign released the following statement on World Malaria Day, emphasizing the need for continued investment in and political commitment to malaria prevention and treatment.
Tom Hart, President, ONE Campaign:
“After 20 years of steady decline, 2020 saw an increase in both global malaria deaths and cases, largely due to disruptions to global health systems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We need to get back on track, not go back in time. President Biden set the bar high with a proposed $2 billion per year pledge to the Global Fund at its replenishment later this year. We’re ready to work with Congress to see that pledge through to the finish line.”