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May 9, 2018
New Initiative Will Drive Atlanta’s Reputation as the Center for Global Health
Published by Global Health ATL.
The Metro Atlanta Chamber, Georgia Global Health Alliance and Deloitte announced the launch of Global Health ATL. The initiative’s priorities are to create a health innovation hub in the heart of metro Atlanta and drive impact in areas such as disease eradication, economic development and disaster response.

April 25, 2018
First Lady of Haiti Martine Moïse Commemorates World Malaria Day, Expresses Commitment to Elimination Alongside Global, Political, and Scientific Leaders (French) (Spanish)
Published by Nothing But Nets, the United Nations Foundation, Malaria No More, & Malaria Zero Alliance
Today, the First Lady of Haiti Martine Moïse and more than 300 government officials, civil society representatives, scientists and technical partners of the global health and development community gathered to celebrate World Malaria Day and increase awareness of Haiti’s commitment to eliminating malaria, a preventable yet deadly disease that threatens half the world’s population and kills a child every two minutes.

Nov. 6, 2017
Global Political and Scientific Leaders Celebrate Innovation Accelerating Malaria Elimination in the Americas
Published by Nothing but Nets, United Nations Foundation, Malaria No More.
Today, more than 100 scientists, government officials, and technical partners of the global health and development community convened to honor country programs of Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Brazil for their progress toward eliminating malaria, a preventable yet deadly disease that threatens half the world and kills a child every two minutes. The event, commemorating Malaria Day in the Americas, was held in conjunction with the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH).

Oct. 2, 2017
Former President Jimmy Carter Chosen as 2017 Prix Galien Pro Bono Humanum Honoree
Published by PR Newswire.
The Galien Awards Committee announced today that former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will receive the 2017 Pro Bono Humanum Award at the 11th annual Prix Galien USA Awards Ceremony, to be held on Thursday, October 26, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

Fall 2017
Building a Framework for Ethics in Global Health Research
Published by Emory Public Health.
James Lavery, recently named Emory University’s first Conrad N. Hilton professor in global health ethics, wants to establish Emory as a world leader in the fast-emerging field.

May 3, 2017
Crusade Against the Evil of the Elephant’s Paw (en español)
Published by El Pais.
A global alliance works to eliminate this parasitic disease that disfigures 40 million affected members with swelling and threatens one in seven people in the world.

April 23, 2015
Haiti Revives Malaria Eradication Aim
Published by Financial Times. Subscription is required to access full text.
Half a century ago, the Dominican Republic and Haiti combined forces in a bold but ultimately unsuccessful initiative: to eliminate malaria from the island of Hispaniola. Now, despite continuing political tensions, they are uniting again for a fresh attempt.

March 23, 2015
Elimination of Malaria on Hispaniola Targeted with $29.9 Million Grant
Published by Saporta Report.
Malaria has long been intertwined in world history, with characteristic malaria symptoms noted as far back as 2700 BCE. Unfortunately, malaria today remains a deadly disease, one that also holds back economic activity. The good news is that important progress is helping to better control malaria-even eliminating indigenous cases in some parts of the world.

Feb. 24, 2015
Let's Make Malaria History in Hispaniola
Published by Impatient Optimists (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation).
In 1801, Napoleon Bonaparte was reaching the peak of his power, and he was determined to recapture France's lost empire in the Americas. He dispatched 30,000 troops to Hispaniola under the command of his brother-in-law, Charles Leclerc, with the goal of defeating the Haitian Revolution that had freed the island's slaves in 1791 and deprived France of millions in sugar revenues.

Feb. 25, 2015
Consortium Aims to Rid Hispaniola of Malaria by 2020
Published by Dominican Today.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is leading a consortium of malaria partners aiming to eliminate indigenous cases of malaria on the island of Hispaniola by 2020. Acceleration of malaria elimination efforts will begin with a $29.9 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to the CDC Foundation. Hispaniola, which includes the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, is the only remaining island in the Caribbean where malaria is endemic. In Haiti, where the majority of Hispaniola's malaria cases occur, there were more than 20,000 confirmed cases in 2013.

Oct. 9, 2009
Hispaniola Leaders Aim to Eradicate Malaria (link no longer available) 
This article was distributed by the Associated Press.
The leaders of Haiti and the Dominican Republic agreed Thursday to cooperate in a campaign aimed at eradicating the last vestiges of malaria from the islands of the Caribbean by 2020.

8 de octubre 2009
Carter promueve un plan contra malaria
Este artículo fue publicado el 8 de octubre 2009 por
El ex presidente de Estados Unidos, Jimmy Carter, supervisó ayer el programa de erradicación de la malaria y la filariasis linfática que financia el Centro Carter en Dajabón y el municipio haitiano de Ouanaminthe.

Oct. 7, 2009
Carter Seeks to Boost Caribbean Malaria Fight (link no longer available) 
This article was distributed by the Associated Press.
Former President Jimmy Carter traveled to Haiti and the Dominican Republic to meet political leaders, health workers and malaria victims Wednesday in hopes of jump-starting efforts to eradicate the disease in the Caribbean.

Dec. 16, 2008
Haiti and Dominican Republic Urged to Fight Mosquito Illnesses Together
Published by The New York Times.
The Carter Center has called for a joint effort to eliminate two mosquito-borne diseases, malaria and lymphatic filariasis, from their last foothold in the Caribbean: the island of Hispaniola.

April 9, 2006
Beyond Swollen Limbs, A Disease's Hidden Agony (PDF)
Published by The New York Times.
This is the fourth in The New York Times "On the Brink" series of articles about five diseases - polio, Guinea worm, blinding trachoma, measles and lymphatic filariasis - that are extinct in the developed world but stubbornly persistent in some poor nations. As the diseases hover on the brink of eradication, doctors and scientists face daunting obstacles as they struggle to finish the job. View related NYT video > | View related NYT slideshow >

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