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We’ve made great progress on malaria, but challenges remain – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

Today I receive Malaria No More’s Public Policy and Research Award. As a regular critic of malaria policy over the past two decades, it’s particularly gratifying to be recognized for the research I, and dozens of others who have helped me, have undertaken on antimalaria drugs and other malaria policies, including reviving the value of DDT and exposing historic US government failures — since 2005 the President’s Malaria Initiative has been an exemplary program.
Then US first lady Laura Bush is applauded by USAID ambassador Randall Tobias during her remarks on malaria in Africa, at the National Press Club in Washington June 8, 2006. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Tremendous gains have been made this century with fewer than 500,000 deaths a year from this scourge. In 2000 well over a million a year were lost. Today some nations have eliminated the disease with others on the verge.
Challenges remain, most immediately in maintaining financial support for

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