Caucus Expansion Event a Success

October 28th, 2009 by Erin Hohlfelder Leave a reply »

This afternoon’s event to launch the newly-expanded Congressional Malaria and NTDs caucus was a great success.  Representatives from a number of Congressional offices, as well as the NGO and policy communities, attended the briefing and heard from Amb. Mark Green, Kari Stoever, Dr. Christopher King, and Amb. Mark Dybul.  Each of the speakers stressed the importance–for policymakers, for American taxpayers, and for affected communities–of integrated NTD and malaria efforts, and displayed optimism for the prospects of improved cost-efficiency and measurable results.

Amb. Mark Dybul, Dr. Christopher King, Kari Stoever, and Amb. Mark Green Present at the Congressional Malaria and NTD Caucus Event

Amb. Mark Dybul, Dr. Christopher King, Kari Stoever, and Amb. Mark Green Present at the Congressional Malaria and NTD Caucus Event

As Mark Green noted, “Reps. Payne and Boozman certainly aren’t scoring huge political points at home for doing this [work with the Caucus]…so we should support them.”  And he’s right.  So again, the Global Network would like to extend our deepest thanks to the Caucus Co-Chairs for their leadership on the diseases and for their innovative approach to integrated global health.  Please free to call their offices and share your gratitude as well!

More photos from the event can be found at Malaria Policy Center’s Flickr page.  All photos are provided courtesy of Ben Brophy.

About the author

Erin Hohlfelder is the Policy Associate for the Global Network. When she's not talking to Congress and writing about the burden of NTDs around the world, she enjoys coffee, travel, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Follow her on twitter @Global_ErinH.

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