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Fighting Malaria: Will U.S. Cuts Hurt Global Effort?
On this World Malaria Day, African countries celebrate major gains in fighting malaria. During the past 10 years, 11 African countries have seen new malaria cases and deaths drop by more than 50 percent — due in large part to funding by international donors. But will budget cuts in the U.S. and other donor countries mean setbacks to the worldwide effort against malaria? Host Michel Martin discusses the future of fighting malaria with Dr. Joia Mukherjee, chief medical officer for Partners in Health.