• PMI Statement on Initiative by Britain and Bill Gates to Fight Malaria

    Jan 26, 2016
    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.
  • From Peace Corps Senegal: Managing Stock Levels with SMS Solution Aids Fight against Malaria

    Jan 25, 2016
    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.
  • The House that Bush Built

    Jan 25, 2016

    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
    Proposed dates for the PMI FY 2017 Malaria Operational Plan visits are listed below. Please note that dates are subject to change.
  • CDC Poised to Answer President Obama’s Call to End Malaria

    Jan 20, 2016
    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.
  • "Rallying the World" to Defeat Malaria

    Jan 20, 2016
    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. 
  • Obama’s Goal to Wipe Out Malaria May Be a Dream Too Far

    Jan 17, 2016
    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. 
  • In SOTU, Obama Signals Commitment to Defeat Malaria

    Jan 12, 2016
    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.
  • The World Can Eliminate Malaria

    Jan 5, 2016
    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.
  • A Turning Point in an Age-old Fight Against a Killer

    Dec 28, 2015
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • “This Work Made Me Realize My Value”

    Nov 12, 2015
    Peace Corps Volunteer blogs about her life-changing experiences working to fight against the spread of malaria.
  • Just Released - FY 2016 Malaria Operational Plans

    Nov 2, 2015
    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. 
  • President's Malaria Initiative at ASTMH 2015

    Oct 23, 2015

    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.

  • Reps. Crenshaw, Meeks congratulate Nobel Prize scientists

    Oct 14, 2015
    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. 
  • Malaria Eradication: Breaking the Fever

    Oct 10, 2015
    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 Salutes Nobel Laureates

    Oct 6, 2015
    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. 
  • President's Malaria Initiative's Tribute to Alan Magill

    Oct 2, 2015
    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.
  • 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.

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