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 {Photo credit: Kenza Abu-Arja/MSH}From left to right: W. Gyude Moore, Reid Wilson, Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Dr. Rebecca Martin, and Marian W. Wentworth.Photo credit: Kenza Abu-Arja/MSH

On April 10, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Steve Chabot (R-OH) reintroduced the bipartisan Global Health Security Act, which reaffirms US commitment to promoting global health security. This proposed legislation aims to help the US prepare for and respond to infectious disease threats and prevent cross-border epidemics.

 {Photo credit: Samy Rakotoniaina/MSH}A health worker checks malaria commodities at a private clinic in Balaka, Malawi.Photo credit: Samy Rakotoniaina/MSH

“Malaria is a very big problem that we are still fighting,” says Dr. Samantha Musasa, Medical Officer for Balaka district, located in Southern Malawi. Indeed, Malaria kills some 435,000 people around the world each year, the majority of them children. In Malawi, the prevalence of malaria among children under five remains dangerously high, at around 23.6%.

{Photo credit: Alanna Savage}Photo credit: Alanna Savage

By Alanna Savage Mist had settled over the morning. I was visiting with staff at Remera-Rukoma District Hospital in the Southern Province of Rwanda. Founded in 1927, the 177-bed hospital serves a population of more than 376,000 and receives patients referred by 11 surrounding health centers.

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