World Malaria Day – 2014

Invest in the Future: Defeat Malaria

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April 25, 2014, marks World Malaria Day – a day to celebrate the gains made in the fight against malaria. Each year, this day highlights global efforts to control malaria and mobilizes action to combat the disease. On this occasion, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), releases its Eighth Annual Report to Congress [PDF, 20MB], which describes the U.S. Government’s contributions to the global fight against malaria.


Special Event: @PMIgov Twitter Expert Hour

Join us April 25, 2014 at 11 a.m. EST for a Twitter chat moderated by Dr. Bernard Nahlen, PMI’s Deputy Malaria Coordinator. Come hear about the great contributions of the many organizations involved in the fight against malaria.

World Malaria Day Symposium – April 25, 2014

USG Global Malaria Coordinator Adm. Ziemer will participate in a World Malaria Day Symposium at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on Friday April, 25 2014. The one-day event is organized and sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, Center for Communication Programs and Jhiepgo. The program will feature speakers from government, NGOs, faith-based organizations, and academic programs who are combating malaria in the field.

Share the Facts

Working together with national governments and other donors, PMI has reached millions of people with life-saving prevention and treatment measures through a variety of approaches at hospitals, health facilities, and communities. Fifteen PMI focus countries have now reported declines in deaths among children under the age of five - ranging from 16 percent (in Malawi) to 50 percent (in Rwanda).

Share the facts below via Twitter to help spread the message about the fight against malaria.

In FY 13, PMI procured more than 40 million long-lasting ITNs to prevent malaria. #DEFEATMALARIA In FY 13, PMI sprayed more than 5 million houses with insecticides, protecting more than 21 million residents. %23DEFEATMALARIA Join us for a World Malaria Day Twitter Chat with Dr. Bernard Nahlen of PMI. April 25th, 11-12 pm ET. %23WMDchat

Stories from the Field

  • US Chargé d’Affaires Stephen Anderson sprays a home with insecticide to protect its residents from malaria.

    U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Madagascar Sprays Against Malaria

    Dec 2014
    US Chargé d’Affaires in Madagascar, Stephen Anderson, visited Ambatondradama fokontany in Vinaninony commune, Faratsiho district, where AIRS conducted its indoor residual spraying (IRS) campaign this year.
  • Entomology technicians change a CDC light trap.

    Knowledge is Power

    Nov 2014
    Malaria is the number one killer of children under five in Africa. In Nigeria, 97 percent of the country’s population of 172 million is at risk of being infected with this disease.
  • Embet Weldesenbet said she did not find the job difficult and that the money she earned meant a lot to her and her son.

    Narrowing the Gender Gap

    Nov 2014
    Since the late 1950s when the Ethiopian government began using indoor residual spraying (IRS) as part of the WHO-led Global Malaria Eradication Program, the country’s IRS work has been dominated by men. Traditional barriers, such as the misperception that women are not interested in or strong enough to do the work required in spray operations and that IRS work is “men’s work”, have limited women from participating in the income-generating work of IRS.
  • AIRS entomology technicians in Ghana attach WHO cone bioassays to a sprayed wall to test the decay rate of the insecticide Actellic 300 CS.

    New Insecticide Formulation Re-Energizes Fight Against Malaria

    Oct 2014

    AIRS entomological studies funded by PMI find new insecticide formulation lasts up to nine months.

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Annual Report

THE PRESIDENT’S MALARIA INITIATIVE Eighth Annual Report to Congress | April 2014

Read the PMI Eighth Annual Report [PDF, 4.5MB]


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