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Anam Faruqi,  United to Beat Malaria
October 7, 2022

Intern Q&A with Anam Faruqi

Meet our new communications and digital media intern, Anam Faruqi! Tell us about yourself! I’m a University of Southern California (USC) student pursuing my master’s in Communication Management, where I’ve combined two of my biggest interests: Entertainment and Social Impact. Eventually, I hope to leverage the power of content and celebrity to bring about social … Continued

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Naime Phanichewa
October 6, 2022

Intern Q&A with Naime Phanichewa

Meet Naime Panichewa, our new Development & Partnerships Intern!  Tell us about yourself! I am originally from Bangkok, Thailand, but I moved to a suburb in the San Francisco Bay Area when I was 11. As someone who hates the cold, I knew I belonged on the West Coast. So, for college, I decided to … Continued

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Urvi Chowdhury,  United to Beat Malaria
October 5, 2022

Intern Q&A with Urvi Chowdhury

Meet our new advocacy intern, Urvi Chowdhury! Tell us about yourself! I am a senior majoring in Neurobiology & Physiology at the University of Maryland, College Park, where I am a member of the Integrated Living Sciences Program and the Global Fellows Program. My future career aspirations involve combining medicine, public health, and humanitarian advocacy … Continued

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Emile Dawisha
October 3, 2022
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United Across Continents to Beat Malaria: A conversation between Africa and US-based malaria advocates

Last week during the UN General Assembly, United to Beat Malaria brought together Africa and US-based malaria advocates to share their experiences and build their advocacy skills. These advocates came to New York City from all over the world – Cameroon, Wyoming, Tanzania, Ohio, UAE, to name a few – to lend their voices to … Continued

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United to Beat Malaria
September 27, 2022
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Beat Malaria Champions Travel to NYC for Global Fund’s 7th Replenishment Conference

Last week, nine of our all-star United to Beat Malaria Champions travelled from across the country to New York City for the Seventh Replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria. Nashwan Al Othman (IL), Obed Rutebuka (CA), Jeff Bugher (WY) Jessie and Ashlea Elliott (WA), Sifa Ndusha (OH), Monika Sawhney (NC), … Continued

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Margaret Reilly McDonnell
September 22, 2022
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We Fought for What Counts – But the Fight Isn’t Over: A Recap of the Seventh Global Fund Replenishment Conference

In a landmark moment for the fight against malaria, the Seventh Global Fund Replenishment Conference raised a record-breaking $14.25 billion to support countries in the fight against malaria, HIV/AIDS, and Tuberculosis over the next three years.   While this amount represents the largest-ever pledging total in the Global Fund’s 20-year history, or to any multilateral institution, … Continued

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United to Beat Malaria
September 14, 2022

US Malaria Champions Unite to Virtually Advocate on Capitol Hill

  Thank you to all the Champions who raised their voices in support of life-saving global malaria programs as part of our virtual Advocacy Day on September 8th! Because of your efforts, Meetings with Congress were a massive success! Champions representing 27 states held 78 meetings with Members of Congress, advocating for full funding for … Continued

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Margaret Crookston
September 2, 2022
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As kids return to the classroom, malaria remains a leading cause of absenteeism and barrier to child development worldwide

In the US, back-to-school season is an exciting and nerve-wracking time. It’s where we get to shop for school supplies, learn about the complications of friendships, explore new subjects, and much more. But for millions of children around the world, going back to school is a privilege complicated by numerous barriers – including malaria.   Malaria … Continued

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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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