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New York Mayor Bloomberg Spotlights Global Challenge of Malaria, Celebrates JHMRI

Video of the Mayor's Welcome Address, delivered at symposium on malaria research at the New York Academy of Sciences

Published January 17, 2012

New York Mayor Bloomberg Spotlights Global Challenge of Malaria, Celebrates JHMRI

On November 16, 2011, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the New York Academy of Sciences presented "The Forever War: Malaria versus The World," a half-day symposium highlighting the global challenge of malaria, which kills approximately one million people each year worldwide. The event also marked the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, a state-of-the-art research facility dedicated to the treatment, prevention, control, and cure of this deadly disease.

Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of the City of New York, delivered the symposium's welcome address; a transcript of his remarks are available at