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Moe Larry a is a dreadful problem they had nowhere more so of course then in Africa.
And malaria no more is an organizer nation dedicated.
To trying to eradicated David -- it is the CEO of malaria no more.
And ambassador mark Green is the former ambassador to Tanzania and of course a former Republican congressman from Wisconsin.
They could both be -- it -- malaria policy and that malaria no more gentlemen great to see it.
Are -- -- afternoon I thank you for having asked mr.
-- let me come to you first.
It seems an extraordinarily.
Can we do it.
-- humanity has that taken on and succeeded in ambitious undertakings before we've managed to wipe out smallpox.
And this is indeed an ambitious undertaking but the scale of the response matches the scale of the problem.
Around Africa there are tens of millions of the hundreds of millions of bed nets being distributed in the bed nets will protect children and adults.
From the bite of the mosquito that carries malaria.
There are treatments being distributed testing kits and ultimately we -- a vaccine all of which are being deployed on a massive scale.
And all of which are having a demonstrable positive impact.
In the lives of people across the world.
ambassador I'm I'm guessing that you saw the effects of malaria during your time.
-- -- How what kind of effect did that how -- you witnessing that.
Well there's -- -- -- survivor myself from my years ago being a volunteer teacher.
And it as ambassador I saw the results of the investments we've made -- fighting malaria.
The islands of Zanzibar part of war I served the prevalence rate of malaria is down one -- below 1%.
You know I'd met with the doctors -- -- -- hospital in just a few years ago there would have been three patients to a bed just on malaria alone.
Now you go to some of those same wars and you see no malaria patients so.
We've seen extraordinary progress and with that progress great help.
David won't Kendall what are you are asking ordinary citizens to do to make a difference here.
I think it's crucial to make your voices heard to let people know whether in your community or here in Washington.
That you care about America's involvement in this in this fight.
That you care that we're investing the best of ourselves in saving lives and making progress and making friends around the world.
And of course there are opportunities to donate directly donate your time donate your resources.
But most of all donate your compassion and -- will to succeed you will to end this to win this fight positively.
And and certainly we welcome people going to our website malaria no more dot org to learn more.
All right we'll pop up Leo website him from malaria no more -- all -- but ambassador and it's it's not just a question of citizens acting obviously.
Government -- need to help is the US government doing enough.
Well of the US government is leading the way in so many ways you know I think this is a marvelous success story showing what Americans can do in this world -- -- leadership.
Tremendous credit goes to President Bush for launching the president's malaria initiative but that would not have been possible without great bipartisan support.
So in so many ways American leadership American investment is changing the course of human history in Africa where most of as you pointed out.
Most of -- is victims are yes it's working very well -- making a big difference.
Let me were involved Bryson of conversation about -- you we talked about Ted -- this organization.
Promote sold these.
Big thinking ideas.
This was one of the big ideas that you you talked about that the last ten yeah I -- exactly right Ed Vick in this this is sort of thing.
As a -- for just pointing out that really burnish is America's reputation I mean I think one of the great things about America is it's clearly the most Philanthropic.
Big power I mean China is buying influence by going around in literally buying up -- local.
But it's and it's all America that is produces these kinds of -- half.
Passing wonderful initiatives that make such a profound difference in people's lives.
In these or accomplished -- goals -- -- people have to remember it's very difficult to really really really really eradicate these diseases you've been unfairly low incidence PeopleSoft paying attention.
And they explode back onto the scene again so it's not something you can give appointments of mr.
Have a sort of target date for when you would like to get it that the levels of malaria at least down to what Paul was talking about minimal levels.
We're impatient so no time would be too soon the world has set itself a goal of getting the death rate from malaria down -- zero.
By the end of 2050 N and we're working very very hard.
With partners across the world from donor countries.
Two local volunteers in the villages to try and meet that goal.
And we remain optimistic.
But you're absolutely right we need to be in this.
We need to keep that the fight going and we need to two couldn't get down to to final victory on this.
ambassador there's you know a lot of people probably watching now.
Who would does sort of look away say why do I need to be involved in this we have so many problems in our own country.
What is your message to those people.
Well this is an.
Rebuild Europe after World War II in so many ways we're providing hope and troubled lands and Africa.
Fragile nations nations that have known.
Despair and hopelessness by being on the side of families as they take com they're great poverty enhance global health challenges.
We're offering hope it's good for America's brand but we're also building partners and allies that will help us in the years ahead.
All right ambassador of not -- former ambassador to Tanzania and former congressman nickles Republican of Wisconsin.
And David Boeing's CEO of malaria no more once again the web site is malaria.
No more dog all of we urge you all to go check it out gentlemen thank you so much for being here today.
Thank thank you Jonathan and there's one -- look at the web's.
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