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United to Beat Malaria
August 16, 2022

United to Beat Malaria Welcomes Dr. David Walton, the New U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator

United to Beat Malaria is excited to welcome Dr. David Walton, MD MPH, as the newly confirmed U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator to lead the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI). Dr. Walton brings over two decades of experience working in global health – specifically in highly vulnerable countries and communities, working to strengthen health systems, improve and … Continued

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Alayna Dean
August 15, 2022

Intern Q+A: Alayna Dean

Alayna Dean is our Grassroots Advocacy Intern with the United to Beat Malaria (UTBM) team. Her duties involve working closely with Wendy Dimas and Maegan Cross on a variety of tasks such as attending legislative and advocacy meetings and assisting in managing the grassroots advocacy program with all our champions. This program focuses on mobilizing … Continued

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United to Beat Malaria
August 12, 2022
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International Youth Day: Q&A with malaria youth champion Charlotte Ng

On International Youth Day (August 12), the global community draws attention to the various economic, social, and health-related issues that impact young people. This moment also affords an opportunity to celebrate youth leaders that are working to build a better future.  International Youth Day is especially important for our campaign, as children are among the … Continued

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United to Beat Malaria
July 29, 2022

Champion Webinar: The Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment Cycle

Thanks to all the Champions who joined this week’s Advocacy Webinar.  If you couldn’t make it, click here to view the presentation and recording. At this webinar, we discussed all things Global Fund in the leadup to the Seventh Replenishment in September.     The Global Fund: Fight for What Counts – Today, Tomorrow, Til the … Continued

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United to Beat Malaria Applauds Senate State, Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee For Stepping Up the Fight Against Malaria

Washington DC – United to Beat Malaria welcomes yesterday’s news that the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (SFOPS) included $2 billion for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) and $800 million for the US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) in its fiscal year 2023 funding bill. … Continued

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Margaret Crookston
July 7, 2022

Intern Q&A: Margaret Crookston

Meet Margaret (Maggie) Crookston, United to Beat Malaria’s Communications and Digital Media Intern. Maggie has been a vital member of our Communications team for the past month and will be with us until the end of summer. She has both supported and led a wide range of editorial, film production, social media, graphic design, and … Continued

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Wendy Dimas
July 5, 2022
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Here is what you can do to support the upcoming Global Fund Replenishment

As the United States prepares to host the Seventh Replenishment of the Global Fund in just a few months, Champions from across the U.S. will also be preparing for digital meetings with Congress on Thursday, September 8th! To confirm your participation in these digital advocacy meetings – click here.  Registration will remain open from July … Continued

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United to Beat Malaria
June 29, 2022
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United to Beat Malaria Hails Increased U.S. Commitments to the Fight to End Malaria

Washington, D.C. (June 29, 2022) — United to Beat Malaria Executive Director Margaret McDonnell released the following statement following the passage by the House Appropriations Committee of the State and Foreign Operations Fiscal Year 2023 bill:   “On behalf of our hundreds of grassroots champions and partners, I would like to applaud and thank Chairwoman Barbara … Continued

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United to Beat Malaria
June 22, 2022

United to Beat Malaria Advocacy Champions Observe World Refugee Day

Thank you to Karina Chavez, Associate Partnerships Officer for the Americas region at UNHCR and Dana McLaughlin, Global Health Associate at United to Beat Malaria for leading a webinar for our Champions in observance of World Refugee Day on June 20th. Click here to view the slides and recording.   Karina discussed highlights from UNHCR’s Global … Continued

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United to Beat Malaria,  Shot@Life
June 16, 2022

35 Years in the Making, Pioneering Malaria Vaccine is Poised for Widespread Deployment

Last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended the first-ever malaria vaccine – RTS,S – for widespread use in sub-Saharan Africa, where nearly half a million children die each year from the mosquito-borne disease. This historic recommendation paved the way for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to invest over $150 million in the deployment of this … Continued

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