President's Malaria Initiative E-Newsletter
February 2009Table of Contents
|Senegalese women hold up a poster to promote PMI-supported IRS activities in the village of Keur Moussa, Senegal. Source: Richard Nyberg/USAID|
Malaria Communities Program Grantees Awarded
Eight new cooperative agreements have been awarded under the Malaria Communities Program (MCP).
MCP Request for Application Released
The final fiscal year (FY) 2009 MCP request for application (RFA) has been released.
- Find out if your organization is eligible to respond to MCP RFAs. (This is no longer available.)
USAID Awards MEASURE Phase III Demographic and Health Surveys Project
The Bureau for Global Health is pleased to announce the award of the MEASURE Phase III Demographic and Health Surveys project to Macro International and a team of five partners.
USAID Provides Malaria Assistance to Zimbabwe
To help mitigate a malaria outbreak in Zimbabwe, USAID is supporting emergency indoor residual spraying (IRS) to fill gaps in the country's traditionally strong malaria control program.
|New FY 2009 Malaria Operational Plans
The FY 2009 Malaria Operational Plans (MOPs) are now available. The FY 2009 MOPs present 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.
New Contracts and Agreements Under PMI
The Alliance for Malaria Prevention (AMP) was created to help end malaria deaths and to meet the challenge by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to cover every man, woman, and child at risk for malaria with a mosquito net by December 31, 2010. The AMP is a subgroup of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, which represents more than 30 partners, including government, business, and faith-based and humanitarian organizations.
- Read more about AMP’s goal to expand ownership and use of long-lasting insecticide nets [PDF, 737KB]
Voices from the Field
|Source: C. Campbell|
Read success stories about some of PMI’s most effective strategies, including IRS, artemisinin-based combination therapies, and insecticide-treated mosquito nets.
- Malawi: Fighting Malaria in Malawi – Recent Data Shows 45 Percent Reduction in Childhood Anemia After Indoor Residual Spraying
- Mozambique: PMI Supports Ministries of Health in Integrated Campaigns
|New and Updated Resources on PMI.gov|
The PMI and Gender fact sheet addresses how PMI’s activities pertain to gender-sensitive programming. This fact sheet includes a brief summary on malaria transmission, prevention, and treatment in the context of gender and on how PMI's activities reflect and respect differences between men and women. PMI in-country advisors and USAID health officers may find this information useful in discussions with other partners and stakeholders in the field, as it provides information on how PMI envisions the role of gender in public health program activities.
- Download the PMI and Gender fact sheet [PDF, 27KB]
The PMI Web site has been redesigned based on the input we received from the country teams during the general meeting in March. The new Web site received new graphics and navigation. More importantly, the new site also gives us the ability to feature more local content from the 15 PMI focus countries. We will work with the country teams to gather updates, stories, and photos to highlight on the Web site.
Visit www.pmi.gov to download new publications and reports related to PMI activities.
- View the new PMI communication and social mobilization publications
- Download PMI implementing partners' reports
- Personal Services Contractor for USAID/Benin – Malaria Advisor Position
- Search for more opportunities at USAID at Avue Central and USAJOBS.gov.
If you have questions or comments, please contact Chris Thomas at ChThomas@usaid.gov.
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