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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.
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.
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.
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).
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