On May 7, 2019 CCIH and partners from the Malaria Roundtable (Malaria No More, American Society Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, PATH, United Nations Foundation, Nothing But Nets, and Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, TB, and Malaria) co-sponsored a Hill Reception to recognize World Malaria Day, and to highlight achievements against this preventable and treatable disease. One inspiring accomplishment is that 7 million deaths have been averted since 2000, primarily among children under the age of five.
Prominent speakers at the event included U.S Global Malaria Coordinator Dr. Kenneth Staley, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ). This bipartisan support for malaria programs specifically, and global health programs more broadly, is a key reason for their continued success.
We encourage you to join us on Capitol Hill to speak with Members of Congress or meet with the Member of Congress in your home state if you are based in the U.S. or write letters. We need to continue to share the message that people of faith support global health programs.
If you want to be engaged in advocacy on these important issues, please contact Bob Noziglia at bob.noziglia (at) ccih.org