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.

Events

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

  • Fighting Malaria in Madagascar (photo slideshow)

    Mar 2015
    In 2014, PMI extended its reach in malaria protection in Madagascar, spraying in a new area on the East Coast, where malaria is prevalent. View a photo slideshow of the project's work.
  • PMI AIRS Malaria Fighter: Tahina Masihelison

    Feb 2015

    Tahina Masihelison, an Environmental Compliance Officer with PMI Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS) Project, discusses the challenges in balancing safety and the environmental impact of indoor residual spraying in the efforts to wipe out malaria.

  • Pelandrova tests a boy using RDT, Boeny Region

    MAHEFA Supports CHWs in Recognizing, Diagnosing, and Treating Children with Malaria

    Feb 2015
    The Madagascar Community-Based Integrated Health Project, known locally as MAHEFA, and its local partner Association des Jeunes Pionniers du Progrès regularly visit community health workers (CHW), such as Pelandrova, who works in the Mitsinjo District of Boeny Region to recognize, diagnose, and treat local children with malaria.
  • A Malagasy mother and child next to an ITN received through a PMI-supported mass distribution campagin. Credit: Allison Bellemvire, PMI

    Radio Spot Promotes ITN Use in Madagascar

    Dec 2014
    During World Malaria Month in 2014, Madagascar Peace Corps volunteer, Marcelo Morinigo, in collaboration with a local radio station in southeast Madagascar, created a radio spot that promoted sleeping under insecticide-treated mosquito nets in order to help prevent malaria. 

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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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