• 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.
  • Obama Calls for an End to Malaria

    Feb 4, 2016
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 

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