• ASTMH TropMed Conference and the Power of Diversity in Science

    Nov 13, 2018
    Blog
    This year the ASTMH conference drew over 4,600 attendees representing over 100 different countries—the most in meeting history.  The United States is committed through PMI to continue to support country-led work that lifts the burden malaria places on their communities.
  • Why We’re Never Done Adapting: PMI and the Importance of Operational Research

    Oct 30, 2018
    Blog
    Operational research is critically important to the success of the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI). PMI operates in 27 countries across sub-Saharan Africa and the Greater Mekong Subregion and often during the course of program implementation, unforeseen obstacles and new questions emerge.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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. 
  • More Bang for the Buck: Care for Your ITNs

    Oct 26, 2016
    Blog
    ITNs are one of the most effective tools to prevent malaria. However, once ITNs are in use in households, they can suffer wear and tear, shortening their lifespan. 
  • Leveraging Markets for Global Health

    May 4, 2016
    Blog
    Innovations are critical to help the international development community achieve goals in the fight against malaria, HIV and other global health challenges. But inventing new products is not enough.
  • President Obama’s Call to Accelerate Battle Against Malaria Builds on Impressive Gains

    Feb 23, 2016
    Blog
    President Obama’s call to arms to end malaria worldwide as announced during his recent State of the Union address and the Administration’s request to increase resources for malaria control, underscore the remarkable progress made in the fight against the disease and a firm, emphatic commitment to end this public health scourge.
  • Mosquitoes and Malaria: Taking a Big Step Against a Small but Deadly Foe

    Feb 22, 2016
    Blog
    The President’s recently-submitted budget requests an additional $200 million for the President’s Malaria Initiative. This brings the total funding the White House has requested for this initiative to $874 million next fiscal year. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • "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. 
  • “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.
  • PMI Is a Vital Partner to End Malaria

    Jul 13, 2015
    Blog
    Ten years ago, President George W. Bush launched the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) to help combat the disease in 15 high-burden African countries. Since then, PMI has expanded exponentially in scope and impact, reaching hundreds of millions with long-lasting insecticide treated nets, antimalarial treatments, rapid diagnostic tests, indoor residual spraying, and preventive treatments for pregnant women.
  • Shrinking the Malaria Map

    Apr 24, 2015
    Blog
    Malaria has plagued mankind for millennia. But with the investments of PMI and others, we are getting closer to a world without malaria.
  • The New VectorWorks Website is a Net Gain

    Apr 23, 2015
    Blog

    The VectorWorks website introduces the project and serves as a clearing house where visitors can access useful information, such as research updates, checklists, distribution guides, and instructive videos.

  • Putting an End to a Preventable Scourge

    Feb 27, 2015
    Blog
    Steph Curry, a malaria champion who also happens to be a basketball player for the Golden State Warriors, inspires legions around the world with his basketball skills, including those sports fans at the White House.
  • The United States and Malaria: A Long History of Smart Investments That Benefit All

    Feb 26, 2015
    Blog
    The U.S. has been a loyal and effective partner to malaria endemic countries around the world for over a decade, and a principal player in the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership -- the global coordinating mechanism for the response to malaria -- since 1998.

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