15 June 2012
US Response to the Global Threat of Malaria
In 2010, malaria infected an estimated 216 million people and killed 655,000 people, most of whom were children under the age of five in sub-Saharan Africa. Despite the current burden of disease, malaria is preventable and treatable. Congress has increasingly recognized malaria as an important foreign policy issue, and the United States has become a major player in the global response to the disease.This report outlines basic facts related to global malaria, including characteristics of the epidemic and US legislation, programs, funding, and partnerships related to the global response to malaria.
Alexandra E Kendall