President's Malaria Initiative E-Newsletter
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|IRS involves teams of spray operators equipped with spray pumps and wearing personal protective clothing, as shown here in Uganda. View the new IRS photo gallery.
PMI’s Interagency Steering Group recently reviewed and approved fiscal year (FY) 2011 Malaria Operational Plans for all PMI countries. These should be available on the PMI Web site by the end of November. Please check the Malaria Operational Plans Web page for updates.
Press and Announcements
- Malaria Articles from the USAID ImpactBlog:
- Rear Admiral Tim Ziemer, U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator, reports from the U.N. General Assembly: Malaria Efforts Are on Track to Reduce Malaria Deaths to Near Zero by 2015 - 09/23/10
- Countdown to the MDG Summit: Global Investment in Malaria Prevention Could Save 3 Million Lives Over Next Five Years - 09/14/10
- NBA and WNBA Bring Nets to Senegal but Grab Mosquitoes, not Baskets - 08/12/10
- PMI Strengthens Malaria Control Efforts in Africa - 08/24/10
- Insecticide-Treated Nets Distributed to Flood Victims in Ghana's Central Region - 08/25/10
- Read more PMI-related press releases and announcements.
- Remarks by the President at the Millennium Development Goals Summit in New York - 09/22/10
President Obama announced the new U.S. Global Development Policy – the first of its kind by an American administration, outlining the new approach and the new thinking that will guide the United States’ overall development efforts, including the plan to pursue the Millennium Development Goals.
- Remarks by Rear Admiral Tim Ziemer, U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator, Congressional Briefing - 09/16/10
Malaria advocates from nongovernmental organizations, government, and faith communities discuss why the most recent efforts against malaria are different from previous efforts.
- Secretary of State Clinton’s Speech on the Global Health Initiative - 08/16/10
Secretary of State Clinton discusses how the Obama Administration is building upon the country’s long-standing commitment to global health by bringing lifesaving prevention, treatment, and care to more people in more places.
- Liberia National Red Cross Society Moves to Reduce Prevalence of Malaria, Distributes Insecticide-Treated Mosquito Nets to Residents - 08/07/10
Supported by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare through the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative, the Liberian Red Cross conducted assessments in the beneficiary communities and launched a 20-day campaign to provide the residents with insecticide-treated mosquito nets, free of charge.
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|Voices from the Field
Read new success stories to get a field perspective of how PMI supports key malaria prevention and treatment strategies, such as indoor residual spraying, treatment with artemisinin-based combination therapies, insecticide-treated mosquito nets, and intermittent preventive therapy for pregnant women.
Access recently added contracts and agreements from PMI's implementing partners.
|New and Updated Resources on PMI.gov|
Malaria is transmitted to humans by the bite of female Anopheles mosquitoes that are infected with malaria parasites. In Africa, these mosquitoes generally feed on people indoors at night and, after feeding, tend to rest on walls. IRS consists of spraying the interior walls of homes with insecticides to kill mosquitoes that land on the walls to rest after feeding. PMI has supported IRS activities in all 15 focus countries.
Read the updated biography for Rear Admiral Tim Ziemer.
- PMI Best Management Practices for Indoor Residual Spraying in Vector Control Interventions, August 2010 [PDF, 2.5MB]
- Read the updated FY10 funding tables for Zambia, Tanzania, Benin, Madagascar, Uganda, Mozambique, and Rwanda.
- Read the updated FY09 funding tables for Kenya, Ghana, and Liberia.
If you have questions or comments, please contact Chris Thomas at ChThomas@usaid.gov.
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