ASTMH Applauds U.S. Senate for Passing World Malaria Day Resolution

in Press Release Jul 12, 2023 By None From American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

On Tuesday evening, the U.S. Senate passed S.Res.429, the World Malaria Day Resolution, recognizing April 25 as World Malaria Day. ASTMH thanks Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) for introducing this resolution as well as the 12 co-sponsoring senators, one of whom is Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), who, along with Sen. Wicker, co-chairs the Senate Working Group on Malaria and champions against the disease. ASTMH weighed in to urge passage of this resolution, which is one of many efforts to keep malaria on the front burner in Congress.

In addition to recognizing the burden of malaria in less-developed countries, the resolution offers the Senate’s support for ending malaria deaths by 2015 and “strongly supports ongoing public-private partnerships to research and develop more effective and affordable tools for malaria diagnosis, treatment and vaccination.” Read the resolution.

The additional co-sponsors include Sens. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), John Boozman (R-AR), Benjamin Cardin (D-MD), Thad Cochran (R-MS), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Patty Murray (D-WA) and Marco Rubio (R-FL). ASTMH members are encouraged to send an email to the co-sponsoring senators from their state thanking them for their support.


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