Malaria No More and ASTMH reception on Capitol Hill 2016

Posted 20 May 2016

Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) Left, Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) and Rear Adm. Timothy Ziemer  Col. Robert M. Paris  Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) 

ASTMH partnered with Malaria No More to host a World Malaria Day Reception in Washington, DC, on April 20, during which Congressional members from both parties spoke of the need for sustained political commitment. Speakers included four members of Congress: Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL), Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS); as well as Rear Adm. Timothy Ziemer of PMI and ASTMH member Col. Robert M. Paris. 

“We are all focused and united in our goal to one day eradicate this disease,” Rep. Meeks said. Sen. Wicker affirmed Congress’ bipartisan commitment to the cause, noting that “what we’ve done to save lives is done on a bipartisan basis.”

Adm. Ziemer said, “The support of Congress has been instrumental in helping us to accomplish the success we've seen and we are very grateful.” Col. Paris added, “Eradication is the best protection we can receive to help our military do its job.”