• PMI Launches and Expands in West and Central Africa

    Sep 21, 2017
    Press Release

    PMI, led by the U.S. Agency for International Development and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will launch new country programs in Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Niger, and Sierra Leone, and expand its existing program in Burkina Faso. 

  • President Donald Trump Hails U.S. Leadership in Humanitarian Assistance and Investments in Malaria

    Sep 19, 2017
    Press Release
    During his first speech in front of the United Nations General Assembly, President Donald J. Trump hailed U.S. leadership in humanitarian assistance and investments in the fight to end malaria.
  • The Net Detectives

    Sep 12, 2017
    Blog
    In addition to supporting distribution of bed nets via massive campaigns every 3 or 4 years, PMI supports implementation of "durability monitoring," which examines how people use the nets, how they care for them, and how long they last. In Zanzibar, for example, the VectorWorks project, in collaboration with the Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Program, trained durability monitoring teams and collected 12-month data on nets in 300 households that received nets in 2016.
  • World Mosquito Day - 2017

    Aug 18, 2017
    Announcement
    August 20th is World Mosquito Day, which marks the historic discovery by British doctor Sir Ronald Ross in 1897 that female Anopheles mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans.
  • U.S. Malaria Donations Saved Almost 2 Million African Children

    Jun 26, 2017
    Article
    Over the last decade, American assistance to fight malaria in Africa has saved the lives of nearly 2 million children, according to a new analysis of mortality rates in 32 countries. 
  • The US President’s Malaria Initiative and Under-5 Child Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa: A difference-in-differences analysis

    Jun 13, 2017
    Research Article

    The study provides evidence that introduction of PMI was associated with significant reductions in child mortality in SSA, primarily through increased access to malaria prevention technologies.

  • Malaria Control Adds to the Evidence for Health Aid Effectiveness

    Jun 13, 2017
    Opinion
    The evidence in the study by Jakubowski and colleagues is the first demonstration of the large-scale effectiveness of foreign aid for malaria control, and it joins the canon supporting health aid effectiveness.
  • A Zambian Perspective on World Malaria Day

    Apr 25, 2017
    Announcement
    For World Malaria Day, Linord Moudou speaks with Dr. Busiku Hamainza, Epidemiologist with Zambia's National Malaria Elimination Program and Mirriam Chisamba, Certified Midwife with Kafumbwe Rural Health Centre, about Zambia's efforts to end Malaria.
  • A Health Chat about Zambia, Malaria Elimination, and the Malaria Vaccine

    Apr 25, 2017
    Announcement
    Dr. Busiku Hamainza and Mirriam Chisamba, along with Dr. David Schellenberg, the WHO Global Malaria Programme's Scientific Advisor, join Linord Moudou on Health Chat, a live call-in radio program that addresses health issues of interest to Africa, to discuss Zambia's progress in the fight against malaria and the pilot implementation of the RTS,S vaccine. 
  • Spraying to Save Lives

    Apr 25, 2017
    Blog
    In Kenya, teams fight malaria-carrying mosquitoes. To reduce the mosquito population, Migori County has deployed spray operators — people who travel to homes in villages across the county and spray every room with a human-safe, long-lasting residual insecticide proven to kill mosquitoes.
  • Lifting the Burden of Malaria

    Apr 25, 2017
    Blog

    This year, malaria will kill more than 400,000 people around the world. The vast majority will be kids in sub-Saharan Africa. Video vignettes show how Zambians are fighting the disease with help from the American people.

  • 2017 Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Integrated Vector Control Now Available

    Mar 17, 2017
    Announcement

    This document includes significant revisions to previous Programmatic Environmental Assessments (PEA) for Integrated Vector Management Programs, including risk assessments for new products and revised mitigation measures for vector control interventions to account for the decade plus of experience implementing ITN and IRS programs.

  • U.S. President's Malaria Initiative’s Strategic Effort to Reduce the Threat of Emergence and Spread of Multidrug-Resistant Malaria

    Mar 1, 2017
    Announcement
    A case study published in the New England Journal of Medicine titled “Emergence of Indigenous Artemisinin-Resistant Plasmodium falciparum in Africa," details an individual case of delayed clearance of malaria parasites (an early sign of drug resistance) after a patient was treated with an artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) - the most effective antimalarial medicines available today.
  • Updated PMI Technical Guidance Now Available

    Feb 21, 2017
    Announcement
    This document provides technical guidance and serves as a reference tool for PMI country teams, national malaria control programs, and other partners implementing PMI-funded malaria activities.
  • FY 2018 Malaria Operational Plan Schedule

    Feb 10, 2017
    Announcement
    Proposed dates for the PMI FY 2018 Malaria Operational Plan visits are listed below. Please note that dates are subject to change.
  • African Leaders Hailed as Countries Make Gains against Malaria

    Jan 30, 2017
    Press Release
    At a time of historic progress toward a malaria-free Africa, the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) honored eight African countries that have shown commitment and innovation in the fight against the disease.
  • PMI Commends Action Taken in Guinea to Stop Theft of U.S. Government-funded Antimalarial Commodities

    Jan 19, 2017
    Announcement

    PMI strongly commends the action taken by the U.S. Agency for International Development Office of Inspector General and local authorities in Guinea to stop the theft of U.S. Government‐funded antimalarial commodities, intended to be provided free of charge in Ministry of Health public health facilities, but instead found for unlawful resale in Conakry’s public marketplaces.

  • Admiral Ziemer's Farewell Message

    Jan 18, 2017
    Announcement
    Admiral Ziemer reflects on his tenure as U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator, expressing gratitude to U.S. Government leadership and malaria partners. And he conveys the need for ongoing support to move us closer to a malaria-free world.
     
  • Using Technology in ITN Distribution to Improve Efficiency and Accountability

    Jan 18, 2017
    Blog
    In Tanzania, the public and private sectors are incorporating mobile technology to streamline school-based distribution of ITNs, decrease staff burden, and ensure timely documentation and accountability. 
  • Press Release: World Malaria Report 2016 Released Today

    Dec 13, 2016
    Press Release
    The World Health Organization’s World Malaria Report 2016 reveals that children and pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa have greater access to effective malaria control.

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