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Malaria is making a comeback. Africa’s ‘Iron Lady’ is out to stop it

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the former president of Liberia and first elected female head of state in Africa, stands for a portrait on World Malaria Day in Washington, D.C. Sirleaf, now a leader for global health issues, jokes that this is an "Angela Merkel" pose.

At 83, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first democratically elected woman president, is “on the trail.” She talks about malaria, her Nobel Peace Prize and the key for women in politics.

(Image credit: Shuran Huang/For NPR)

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