US is now “past the rhetoric” in fighting malaria worldwide

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 22 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2513
  1. Bob Roehr
  1. 1Washington, DC

    Elimination of malaria had been neglected for nearly half a century until speeches by Bill and Melinda Gates in October 2007 put it back on the agenda, the international public health expert Richard Feachem claimed at a 17 June gathering in Washington, DC, that focused on US strategy in combating malaria around the world.

    “Their call to arms has changed the nature of the international discussion in a very positive way,” said Sir Richard, now director of the Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco.

    The United States is moving from …

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