• 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.

  • At UNGA, President Obama Calls on the World to Act Against Malaria

    Sep 27, 2015

    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.

  • NetWorks End of Project Report (2009-2014) Now Available

    Sep 8, 2015
    The final report for the NetWorks project is now posted. (Country reports also posted on the GhanaNigeria, and Senegal country pages.)
  • Hope in the Healer

    Aug 27, 2015
    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.
  • The US Supports the DRC in the Fight Against Malaria

    Aug 6, 2015

    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.

  • Latest Country Profiles Now Available

    Jul 30, 2015
    Revised, redesigned country profiles are now available for the 20 focus countries in Africa and the Greater Mekong Subregion.
  • PMI Joins the MESA Track Database

    Jul 13, 2015
    PMI has included its malaria elimination-related operational research studies in the Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance (MESA) Track database. 

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