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By: United to Beat Malaria

Everything You Need to Know to Prepare for the 2024 Leadership Summit

March 4, 2024
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Thank you for joining our training webinars leading up to our 2024 United to Beat Malaria Leadership Summit which will be held in Washington, D.C. March 10-12, 2024!

You can register below for the trainings and all recordings and slides will be posted here:

Click here to view the full program for Summit from Sunday, March 10 through Tuesday, March 12!

Click here to view the talking points for meetings with Congress on March 12!

Congressional Meetings: What to Expect 

  • Keep meetings short, 15-20 minutes. If the meeting has naturally concluded, don’t force a new topic to fill time. Everyone appreciates getting a few minutes back! 
  • Your meetings with members of Congress or their staff. But don’t be intimidated! Members want to hear from their constituents. 
  • Your audience will have varying degrees of knowledge. Before diving into talking points, make it a conversation; ask how familiar your meeting lead is with malaria.
  • Prepare for your meeting, make sure you know the talking points and do any additional research.
  • If you don’t know, don’t make it up! If they ask a question you don’t know the answer to, let staff know you will have a team member from United to Beat Malaria follow up.

Congressional Meeting Do’s and Don’ts 

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Remember: A successful meeting should feel like a conversation, not a lecture! 


Building Relationships with Freshmen members of Congress 

Freshmen members of Congress are those serving their first term in U.S. Congress. We believe that there is a significant benefit to educating our incoming freshmen members of Congress in order to build affinity toward global health programs early in their careers. 

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Ways to get to know your freshman member:

  • Use to research your member of Congress’ voting record.
  • Follow your members of Congress on social media to stay up to date on their positions and statements.
  • Members of Congress will each have an official webpage where you can find their biography, committee assignments, and priorities for this Congress.
  • Always express gratitude and prioritize maintaining the relationship with your member of Congress’ office.

For more tips and tricks, check out this webinar from the Shot@Life Campaign on Establishing Relationships with New Members of Congress.

Questions about Summit? Email Wendy Dimas at

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