It was 9.15PM on a Sunday night, and Hillary was troubled about Malaria and money. Government money.
I've read enough of Hillary's emails to get a sense of what matters to her. When Hillary thinks something is important and she wants to make sure it gets follow-up she gives it the "pls print" treatment. Her PA knows the drill.
On that Sunday night at 9.15PM sitting at home something prompted a Pls Print to Huma, "The guy running the Malaria program won't participate.....why? Pepfar only spent $200M on medicine last year??"
Hillary had an intimate knowledge of the President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief - or for those in the know Pepfar.
Husband Bill was very keen to know who was paying whom how much and for what in the fast growing market for AIDS and Malaria drugs.
So it's no surprise that Hillary and the Foundation figure large in the "Pepfar" story
On July 30, 2008, H.R. 5501, the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008 was signed into law, authorizing up to $48 billion over the next 5 years to combat global HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.
Bill and Hillary wanted a piece of that action.
Here's a screen grab of the Clinton HIV/Aids Initiative website from 2009.
The guy running the Malaria program at Pepfar won't participate................hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Even with the US legislating $48BN into a fund that Bill, as a former US President, could really get behind and promote and get others to match $$$ for $$$ - even with his wife as Secretary of State.........well, you couldn't trust them to get it right could you Bill. No, the world needed something extra. The world needed Bill Clinton getting his hands on the money himself.
Bill's focus was on getting as much of the Malaria money cake under his control as possible. This is a brochure from the now deregistered Clinton HIV Aids Initiative website dated 2008/09 - right as Hillary was urging action on Malaria as US Secretary of State.
And there were all sorts of creative ideas swirling around Hillary Clinton.
In the end Hillary went for the Vaso-lens at-home-with-Hillary look.
That year Bill was out there - as he was the next year too.
On this World Malaria Day, we are closer than ever to realizing a world free of malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that kills one million people per year.
When I visited Africa in 1998, I was the first American president in 20 years to witness firsthand the devastating impact malaria was having on families and economic development across the continent. Funding wasn’t robust enough to fight back against the disease, and the medicines that had been the first line of defense for decades were no longer effective. As a result, thousands of people were dying each day all over the world – 90% in Africa.
In response, my administration made combating malaria part of a new partnership between the United States and African countries to nurture our shared promise of democracy and prosperity. As part of these efforts, we forgave $500 million of bilateral debts on the condition that countries could instead invest the savings in development, education, and health, including malaria treatment and prevention. In 2000, I committed our government to accelerating the development and delivery of vaccines for malaria, TB, and AIDS. A few years later, President Bush’s Malaria Initiative dramatically increased funding for America’s efforts to combat malaria.
Since 2007, the Gates Foundation and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) have been working together to help African nations access an innovative subsidy for high-quality malaria medication, beginning in Tanzania. Today, nine countries have access to these treatments, and thanks to the Gates Foundation, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria, and Roll Back Malaria, medicine that was once more than $8 a dose is now down to $0.50 on average. We are also working with four governments in southern Africa to eliminate malaria completely. These efforts, and many others by governments, NGOs, and the private sector – including commitments made at the Clinton Global Initiative – have helped to reduce death rates dramatically.
There is still much work to be done. With researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other partners, CHAI is exploring new ways to diagnose and treat malaria in the poorest and most isolated parts of Africa. Others are doing more than ever to distribute quality bednets. If the funding and focus that has brought us this far can be sustained, we have reason to believe that not too far in the future malaria will be just a memory in developing nations, just as it is now in the United States.
If Hillary was reaffirming the United States commitment to ridding the world of Malaria, why was Bill so intent on getting his hands on money to do the same thing?
Didn't he trust Hillary and the United States of America under President OBAMA?