President's Malaria Initiative E-Newsletter
August 2008Table of Contents
|President George W. Bush embraces members of the African Children's Choir Wednesday, July 30, 2008, thanking them for their musical performance at the White House. Source: White House photo by Eric Draper|
This legislation will dramatically increase the financial commitment to help combat global HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria by authorizing up to $48 billion in funds.
"This bill will help us combat the diseases that complicate HIV/AIDS. It commits $4 billion to fight tuberculosis, which is the leading killer of Africans living with HIV. The bill also pledges an additional $5 billion to our Malaria Initiative. Through this Initiative, we've provided malaria treatment and prevention services to more than 25 million people. We've dramatically reduced malaria in many parts of Africa. The additional funds in this bill will help us save even more lives," said President Bush.
In a recent interview, Rear Adm. Tim Ziemer, U.S. Malaria Coordinator, explained how PMI was launched, how the 15 focus countries were chosen, and how PMI operates within those countries.
|Source: Bob Wirtz, CDC|
Revised Malaria Operational Plan Funding Tables and Planning Schedules
A Malaria Operational Plan (MOP) presents a detailed one-year implementation plan for PMI in each designated country. It briefly reviews the current status of malaria control, identifies challenges and unmet needs, and provides a description of planned activities under PMI. Revised funding tables have been added to the fiscal year (FY) 2008 MOPs, and the FY 2009 planning schedule has been announced.
|Source: Julie Thwing/CDC|
Updated Country Profiles
Read updated country profiles for Benin, Ghana, Liberia, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.
- Benin Profile [PDF, 85KB]
- Ghana Profile [PDF, 85KB]
- Liberia Profile [PDF, 75KB]
- Rwanda Profile [PDF, 94KB]
- Tanzania Profile [PDF, 91KB]
- Uganda Profile [PDF, 104KB]
USAID Awards Cooperative Agreement to Improve Malaria Diagnostics
Medical Care Development International and its partners were awarded a cooperative agreement by USAID for $20 million over five years to improve malaria diagnostics in PMI focus countries.
|Group supervisor Khoudia Sall (left) and a sprayer help resident Seynabou Fall remove her household effects in preparation for the second round of indoor residual spraying in Mbagam, Senegal. Source: Richard Nyberg/USAID|
Read success stories about some of PMI’s most effective strategies, including indoor residual spraying (IRS), artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs), and insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs).
- Indoor Residual Spraying Protects Mother and Children in Rwanda
- Excusez-moi, Monsieur; Can I Spray Your House? – Senegal
- Spraying Protects 700,000 Senegalese
|New and Updated Resources on PMI.gov|
Learn about the global challenge of malaria control; the progress PMI has made after two years of implantation; activities in the new PMI focus countries; the success through partnerships; and strengthening health systems and building capacity.
- Read the Executive Summary for the Second Annual Report in English [PDF, 1.4KB], French [PDF, 493KB], and Portuguese [PDF, 460KB].
- Read the full report [PDF, 5.3MB]
If you have questions or comments, please contact Chris Thomas at ChThomas@usaid.gov.
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