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At a recent town hall meeting in El Paso, Texas, the 16th District Representative Beto O’Rourke spoke about protecting deployed military personnel from malaria and the efforts of Nothing But Nets after a question on the topic was posed by a local Nothing But Nets champion, Dominic Dieguez.
Representative O’Rourke was asked how he will continue to use his position in Congress to ensure that malaria focused programs, such as the President’s Malaria Initiative and Global Fund, are prioritized and funded in order to protect our military and civilians overseas.
“I want to make sure that wherever we are deploying, over 140 countries and on almost every continent on the face of the planet, that whatever the unique conditions are our troops and service members have the protections they need," stated O’Rourke.
As a member of the Readiness Subcommittee on the Armed Services Committee in the House, the congressman noted the importance of safeguarding the health of deployed military personnel no matter where they are in the world. Read More
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