• Global Call to Action to Increase National Coverage with Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy

    Jun 8, 2015
    Article
    Intermittent Preventive Treatment against malaria in pregnancy (IPTp) is a highly cost-effective intervention with the potential to save many maternal and neonatal lives. We require immediate action for dramatic scale-up of coverage in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Remarkable Progress, but Long Way to Go to Beating Infectious Diseases

    May 29, 2015
    Article

    U.S. efforts to eliminate the disease really took off with the President's Malaria Initiative. Between 2005 and 2013, PMI distributed over 80 million insecticide-treated nets, over 65 million rapid diagnosis tests, and over 185 million treatments, as well as protected over 17 million pregnant women with preventive drugs.

    But the real question is, does it work? Is our money spent wisely, and are we getting results?

  • USAID to Spend N15bn on Malaria Prevention in Nigeria

    Jun 29, 2015
    Article
    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), said it would spend about N15 billion (75 million dollars) for the prevention of malaria in selected states of the country this year.
  • Press Release: Action and Investment to Defeat Malaria 2016-2030

    Jul 10, 2015
    Press Release
    On July 13, 2015, world leaders at the 3rd International Financing for Development (FfD) meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, will discuss the new World Health Assembly endorsed Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2030 and the Roll Back Malaria Partnership's Action and Investment to defeat Malaria 2016-2030 (AIM). Together, these documents provide technical guidance and a framework for action and investment to achieve the ambitious malaria elimination targets outlined in the forthcoming United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • PMI Joins the MESA Track Database

    Jul 13, 2015
    Announcement
    PMI has included its malaria elimination-related operational research studies in the Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance (MESA) Track database. 
  • PMI Is a Vital Partner to End Malaria

    Jul 13, 2015
    Blog
    Ten years ago, President George W. Bush launched the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) to help combat the disease in 15 high-burden African countries. Since then, PMI has expanded exponentially in scope and impact, reaching hundreds of millions with long-lasting insecticide treated nets, antimalarial treatments, rapid diagnostic tests, indoor residual spraying, and preventive treatments for pregnant women.
  • Latest Country Profiles Now Available

    Jul 30, 2015
    Announcement
    Revised, redesigned country profiles are now available for the 20 focus countries in Africa and the Greater Mekong Subregion.
  • The US Supports the DRC in the Fight Against Malaria

    Aug 6, 2015
    Article

    Rear Admiral Tim Ziemer, President Obama's Global Malaria Coordinator, was in Kinshasa to demonstrate the United States' support for the fight against malaria in the DRC. Admiral Ziemer visited a maternal and child health center in Burumbu to pass out insecticide-treated mosquito nets, a proven method of prevention against malaria.

  • Hope in the Healer

    Aug 27, 2015
    Article
    For his work to rid the world of malaria, retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral R. Timothy Ziemer ’68 received the 2015 Distinguished Service to Society Award from the Wheaton College Alumni Association.
  • NetWorks End of Project Report (2009-2014) Now Available

    Sep 8, 2015
    Announcement
    The final report for the NetWorks project is now posted. (Country reports also posted on the GhanaNigeria, and Senegal country pages.)
  • President's Malaria Initiative's Tribute to Alan Magill

    Oct 2, 2015
    Announcement
    In an August profile of Alan Magill in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, the ebullient and brilliant director of malaria at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said he hoped to see a malaria-free world in his lifetime. Just a month later, suddenly and tragically, Alan died.
  • President's Malaria Initiative Salutes Nobel Laureates

    Oct 6, 2015
    Announcement
    On Monday, the Nobel Assembly announced the award of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine. This year’s Nobel Laureates developed therapies that have revolutionized the treatment of some of the most devastating diseases caused by parasites. Youyou Tu was rewarded for her research on malaria therapy. 
  • Reps. Crenshaw, Meeks congratulate Nobel Prize scientists

    Oct 14, 2015
    Article
    U.S. Reps. Ander Crenshaw (R–FL) and Gregory Meeks (D–NY), co-chairs of Congressional Caucus on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases, recently congratulated Nobel Prize scientists for their progress against malaria and parasitic diseases. 
  • Press Release: From Aspiration to Action: What Will It Take to End Malaria?

    Sep 28, 2015
    Press Release

    A new report released by the United Nations and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation presents a vision to eradicate malaria by 2040 that involves new strategies, tools and financing and urges world leaders to expand their commitments to fight a disease that still kills about one child every minute.

  • Malaria Eradication: Breaking the Fever

    Oct 10, 2015
    Article
    The Economist calls on the global community to get firmly behind eradicating malaria, noting that the end is in sight for one of humanity’s deadliest plagues. However, the tenacity of malaria and its insect hosts means that much more money will be required to wipe it out.
  • President's Malaria Initiative at ASTMH 2015

    Oct 23, 2015
    Announcement

    At this year's annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medical and Hygiene there will be a number of PMI-supported symposia, scientific sessions, and poster presentations. Furthermore, PMI and partners are hosting a TropMed Fireside Chat on Tuesday, October 27, during which experts discuss efforts to combat malaria.

  • Just Released - FY 2016 Malaria Operational Plans

    Nov 2, 2015
    Announcement
    The FY 2016 Malaria Operational Plans (MOPs) are now available. These plans were developed in collaboration with national malaria control programs (NMCP), and with participation of national and international partners involved in malaria prevention and control. 
  • Press Release: Malaria No More Honors Rear Admiral Tim Ziemer, Representatives Kay Granger and Nita Lowey

    Dec 2, 2015
    Press Release

    Leaders in the fight against malaria are recognized at the organization’s annual Champions Breakfast.

  • Press Release: World Malaria Report 2015 Released Today

    Dec 9, 2015
    Press Release
    New estimates from WHO show a significant increase in the number of countries moving towards malaria elimination, with prevention efforts saving millions of dollars in healthcare costs over the past 14 years in many African countries.
  • A Turning Point in an Age-old Fight Against a Killer

    Dec 28, 2015
    Article
    Until recently, if you asked for the most significant moment in the age-old fight against malaria, the answer would probably be 1897. That's when Dr. Ronald Ross discovered that mosquitoes transmit malaria. But many decades from now, when the word "malaria" evokes a blank look or a distant memory of a killer that preyed on the poor and the young, historians will point to 2015.

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