Would Set Goal To End All Malaria Deaths In Africa
Just days after announcing a comprehensive strategy to fight HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and abroad, the Clinton campaign unveiled an aggressive agenda to combat other infectious diseases and poverty in developing nations. Hillary Clinton will discuss her proposals at the Third Annual Global Summit on AIDS and the church hosted by Pastor Rick and Kay Warren at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA.
The plan includes at least $50 billion to provide universal access to treatment, prevention, and care for global HIV/AIDS by 2013. The plan also includes a $1 billion per year commitment to address malaria infection in Africa, with the goal of stamping out malaria deaths in Africa altogether by the end of her second term.
Groups working to fight malaria lauded the plan and Clinton’s leadership on the issue. “The Roll Back Malaria Partnership applauds Hillary Clinton’s bold commitment to fight malaria,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Minister of Health of Ethiopia and Chair of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership Board.
The Clinton plan also includes investments in providing the world’s children with free, basic education, expanding opportunities for women, and eliminating the debt of the world’s poorest countries.