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US Senate Agrees on New Malaria Resolution

Washington DC / Geneva, 11 July 2012 (RBM) – The Senate of the United States of America agreed to a new resolution supporting the goals and ideals of World Malaria Day, including the target of ending malaria deaths by 2015. It reaffirmed US leadership and support for efforts to combat malaria as a critical component of the President's Global Health Initiative.

The resolution commends the progress made toward reducing global malaria prevalence and deaths, particularly through the efforts of the President's Malaria Initiative and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.
Recognizing the goals to combat malaria in the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008, the Senate encourages members of the international community to sustain and scale up their support for efforts to combat malaria.
The concurrent resolution was sponsored by 12 Senators, referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations and agreed to in Senate on 10 July 2012 with an amendment and with a preamble.
In the United States Congress, a concurrent resolution is a resolution passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate but is not presented to the President. It does not have the force of law. Concurrent resolutions are generally used to address the sentiments of both chambers or deal with issues or matters affecting both houses.

 

The full text of the resolution follows below and is available under the following URL:
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?r112:S19AP2-0032:/