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A foreign policy win for Obama: Embrace, and invest in, the President's Malaria Initiative

Kimberly Hess & Roger Bate | 03 Oct 2012 | NY Daily News

The Obama administration is taking it on the chin on foreign policy. The Arab Spring has given way to a violent winter, and with the situation in the Middle East likely to worsen, Gov. Mitt Romney will have plenty of ammunition for the debates, especially the foreign policy showdown on Oct. 22.

Prioritizing malaria control in a time of foreign aid austerity

Roger Bate & Kimberly Hess | 03 Oct 2012 | American Enterprise Institute

With the entire US budget on the chopping block, small-ticket items such as the US global health budget—a total expenditure of around $8.6 billion—will necessarily attract less attention than sequestration of the defense budget or cuts to Social Security.

Why we should keep funding the President's Malaria Initiative

Roger Bate | 03 Oct 2012 | The Daily Caller

This election season has made victims of us all. To hear it from Republicans, Medicare subscribers are targets of raids. Sit with Democrats long enough and privileged women become casualties of war.

President's Malaria Initiative's 'mystery' solved

Roger Bate | 27 Sep 2012 | American Enterprise Institute

The Center for Global Development (CGD) recently ran a post describing the reticence within the U.S. Government, and more specifically the PMI, to support a malaria subsidy scheme known as the AMFm.

Free trade improves lives, not climate summits

Richard Tren & Jasson Urbach | 29 Jun 2012 | Business Day (South Africa)

Delegates to the United Nations (UN ) summit on environmental sustainability in Rio de Janeiro have gone home, many of them depressed at not having achieved more. The ideal outcome for most environmentalists would have seen far greater governmental and UN control over the world's economies and everyone's lives.

Innovative Financing for Malaria - AFM's take on the Malaria Bond

None | 14 Mar 2012 | Africa Fighting Malaria

During the last Roll Back Malaria Partnership Board meeting, the Board acknowledged the Malaria Bond Business Plan developed by the Task Force on Innovative Financing and endorsed the next phase, including outreach to key stakeholders.

World Malaria Report 2011 - an AFM perspective

None | 13 Dec 2011 | Africa Fighting Malaria

The World Health Organization releases the 2011 World Malaria Report (WRM2011) today, which contains a great deal of interesting information and new data. Overall this is an excellent document that does not shy away from confronting the considerable challenges that malaria control faces.

Leadership in the fight against malaria

Roger Bate | 12 Dec 2011 | Africa Fighting Malaria

In the past decade great strides have been made in the fight against malaria, and many other diseases that proliferate in the tropics. US Government annual spending on malaria has increase from just under $90m in 2004 to the desired $691m requested by the President's Malaria Initiative for next year.

AFM's take on UN General Assembly malaria resolution

None | 21 Apr 2011 | Africa Fighting Malaria

In the run up to World Malaria Day on April 25, 2011, the 65th Session of the United Nations General Assembly adopted a malaria resolution. This long and encompassing resolution "Consolidating gains and accelerating efforts to control and eliminate malaria in developing countries, particularly in Africa, by 2015," sets the UN agenda against malaria.

Theft and Corruption at the Global Fund

Roger Bate | 06 Apr 2011 | The New Ledger

In a January Foreign Policy column I explained how most of the malaria medicines donated to Togo by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS TB and Malaria (GF), had gone missing, stolen by that government's own procurement agency staff.