• The World Can Eliminate Malaria

    Jan 5, 2016
    Article
    The World Health Organization reported in December that global malaria deaths fell from 839,000 in 2000 to 438,000 in 2015. Around 200 million people per year still contract the disease, and many of those who die are children. But the once audacious goal of entirely eliminating one of the leading killers in human history by 2040 now seems ambitious but not unreasonable.
  • At UNGA, President Obama Calls on the World to Act Against Malaria

    Sep 27, 2015
    Remarks

    In his remarks on the Sustainable Development Goals at the UN General Assembly, President Obama said: Billions of our fellow human beings are at risk of dying from diseases that we know how to prevent.  Many children are just one mosquito bite away from death.  And that is a moral outrage.

  • In SOTU, Obama Signals Commitment to Defeat Malaria

    Jan 12, 2016
    Remarks
    In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for ending malaria: Right now, we are on track to end the scourge of HIV/AIDS, and we have the capacity to accomplish the same thing with malaria -- something I’ll be pushing this Congress to fund this year.
  • Obama’s Goal to Wipe Out Malaria May Be a Dream Too Far

    Jan 17, 2016
    Article
    In his State of the Union address, President Obama remarked that, in part through American commitment, the world could soon be rid of malaria. The pledge sent a frisson of excitement through researchers and philanthropic organizations focused on malaria. 
  • "Rallying the World" to Defeat Malaria

    Jan 20, 2016
    Blog
    In President Obama’s final State of the Union address, he defined American leadership as “rallying the world behind causes that are right.” The global health goals of ending malaria and HIV/AIDS are no longer deemed too ambitious or too complex. And that’s because we’ve done it before. 
  • CDC Poised to Answer President Obama’s Call to End Malaria

    Jan 20, 2016
    Blog
    While malaria is rare in the United States, with about 1,500 cases a year mostly among travelers who visit or return to the U.S., it is an all-too-common source of pain and misery in too many places.
  • PMI Statement on Initiative by Britain and Bill Gates to Fight Malaria

    Jan 26, 2016
    Announcement
    On Monday, the British government and Bill Gates pledged £3 billion pounds ($4.3 billion) to help end deaths from malaria in the next 15 years. The announcement builds on the £1 billion Ross Fund announced by the U.K. government and the Gates Foundation in November.
  • New Initiative to Boost Malaria Control and Combat Insecticide Resistance

    Feb 1, 2016
    Press Release
    UNITAID and IVCC (Innovative Vector Control Consortium) announced an initiative to expand the use of new anti-malarial insecticides to maintain the important role of mosquito control in combating malaria. 
  • African Heads of State Celebrate Progress Against Malaria

    Jan 30, 2016
    Press Release
    The African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) gathered today at the 26th African Union Summit to celebrate unprecedented progress against malaria in Africa.
  • The House that Bush Built

    Jan 25, 2016
    Article

    During the president’s final State of the Union speech, Barack Obama embraced what was then and still is widely viewed as George Bush’s most enduring legacy — the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the subsequent President’s Malaria Initiative.

  • FY 2017 Malaria Operational Plan Schedule

    Jan 24, 2016
    Announcement
    Proposed dates for the PMI FY 2017 Malaria Operational Plan visits are listed below. Please note that dates are subject to change.
  • Obama Calls for an End to Malaria

    Feb 4, 2016
    Blog
    Recognizing that many children are just one mosquito bite away from death, in a speech before the United Nations, President Obama called on the world to tackle this “moral outrage.
  • Malaria No More Applauds President Obama's Commitment to Fighting Malaria in Final Budget to Congress

    Feb 9, 2016
    Press Release
    Since taking office, President Obama has expanded the groundbreaking efforts of President George W. Bush, who made fighting malaria a top U.S. global health priority through enormously successful investments in PMI and the Global Fund.
  • Friends of the Global Fight Applauds President Obama's FY 2017 Budget Request for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

    Feb 10, 2016
    Press Release
    Friends of the Global Fight applauds the Obama Administration’s strong commitment to global health in its budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, released yesterday, which includes $745 million for the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI).
  • U.S. Demonstrates Strong Commitment to Global Health

    Feb 9, 2016
    Press Release
    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria expressed deep appreciation for President Barack Obama's request for US$1.35 billion for the Global Fund, including $745 million for the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), in his 2017 budget proposal, calling it a demonstration of great commitment to global health.
  • Politics Biggest Threat to Malaria Effort

    Feb 17, 2016
    Article

    Rear Adm. Timothy Ziemer and Dyann Wirth, director of the Harvard Malaria Initiative, were part of a recent Harvard Global Health Institute panel on the quest to eradicate malaria. 

  • “This Work Made Me Realize My Value”

    Nov 12, 2015
    Blog
    Peace Corps Volunteer blogs about her life-changing experiences working to fight against the spread of malaria.
  • From Peace Corps Senegal: Managing Stock Levels with SMS Solution Aids Fight against Malaria

    Jan 25, 2016
    Blog
    In the fight against malaria, Senegal has been a leader in West Africa in testing new strategies and implementing innovative solutions that has resulted in a mark decrease in malaria burden.
  • Fighting Malaria Is a Top Priority: Ambassador Susan Rice Details Plan for Expanding Malaria Efforts

    Feb 23, 2016
    Press Release
    Malaria No More endorses the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) plan to use additional funding in President Obama’s 2017 budget request to expand its malaria elimination efforts across Africa and Asia. The plan was outlined by U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice at a UN Foundation Malaria Champions Summit in Washington, D.C.
  • President Requests Additional $200 Million to Expand PMI Efforts to Fight Malaria

    Feb 23, 2016
    Announcement

    President Obama set forth a long-term vision of ending the scourge of malaria during the State of the Union on January 12. To advance the vision of ending malaria, the Administration is requesting $200 million in additional resources, which includes a $71 million increase to the annual funding level and repurposing $129 million in remaining Ebola funds for PMI.

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