• At Nothing But Nets Summit, The White House Announces Increased Funding, Expansion of the President’s Malaria Initiative to Help Defeat Malaria

    Feb 22, 2016
    Press Release
    Today, at the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets Champion Summit, President Obama’s National Security Advisor, Ambassador Susan Rice, announced the Administration’s plans to leverage increased malaria funding by expanding the President’s Malaria Initiative’s (PMI) work in six countries. The announcement came in front of more than 125 youth and advocates from 26 states who have convened in Washington, D.C. to learn the necessary skills to become the next generation of grassroots leaders in the fight to defeat malaria.  
  • Obama Administration Plans to Expand Malaria Effort by $200 Million

    Feb 22, 2016
    Article
    The Wall Street Journal reports that the Obama administration plans to use an additional $200 million to expand its fight against malaria, expanding services to 70 million more people in Africa and accelerating a global effort to eradicate the disease. New funding would increase the initiative’s budget to $874 million in fiscal 2017.
  • Politics Biggest Threat to Malaria Effort

    Feb 17, 2016
    Article

    Rear Adm. Timothy Ziemer and Dyann Wirth, director of the Harvard Malaria Initiative, were part of a recent Harvard Global Health Institute panel on the quest to eradicate malaria. 

  • The End of Malaria Is Within Reach

    Feb 12, 2016
    Article
    Investing in the fight against malaria now will help us fight epidemics like Zika in the future.
  • Friends of the Global Fight Applauds President Obama's FY 2017 Budget Request for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

    Feb 10, 2016
    Press Release
    Friends of the Global Fight applauds the Obama Administration’s strong commitment to global health in its budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, released yesterday, which includes $745 million for the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI).
  • Malaria No More Applauds President Obama's Commitment to Fighting Malaria in Final Budget to Congress

    Feb 9, 2016
    Press Release
    Since taking office, President Obama has expanded the groundbreaking efforts of President George W. Bush, who made fighting malaria a top U.S. global health priority through enormously successful investments in PMI and the Global Fund.
  • 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
    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.
  • 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
    Announcement
    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
    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.
  • The House that Bush Built

    Jan 25, 2016
    Article

    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
    Announcement
    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
    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. 
  • Obama’s Goal to Wipe Out Malaria May Be a Dream Too Far

    Jan 17, 2016
    Article
    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
    Remarks
    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
    Article
    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
    Article
    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.

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