• World Mosquito Day - 2017

    Aug 18, 2017
    August 20th is World Mosquito Day, which marks the historic discovery by British doctor Sir Ronald Ross in 1897 that female Anopheles mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans.
  • U.S. Malaria Donations Saved Almost 2 Million African Children

    Jun 26, 2017
    Over the last decade, American assistance to fight malaria in Africa has saved the lives of nearly 2 million children, according to a new analysis of mortality rates in 32 countries. 
  • The US President’s Malaria Initiative and Under-5 Child Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa: A difference-in-differences analysis

    Jun 13, 2017
    Research Article

    The study provides evidence that introduction of PMI was associated with significant reductions in child mortality in SSA, primarily through increased access to malaria prevention technologies.

  • Malaria Control Adds to the Evidence for Health Aid Effectiveness

    Jun 13, 2017
    The evidence in the study by Jakubowski and colleagues is the first demonstration of the large-scale effectiveness of foreign aid for malaria control, and it joins the canon supporting health aid effectiveness.
  • A Zambian Perspective on World Malaria Day

    Apr 25, 2017
    For World Malaria Day, Linord Moudou speaks with Dr. Busiku Hamainza, Epidemiologist with Zambia's National Malaria Elimination Program and Mirriam Chisamba, Certified Midwife with Kafumbwe Rural Health Centre, about Zambia's efforts to end Malaria.
  • A Health Chat about Zambia, Malaria Elimination, and the Malaria Vaccine

    Apr 25, 2017
    Dr. Busiku Hamainza and Mirriam Chisamba, along with Dr. David Schellenberg, the WHO Global Malaria Programme's Scientific Advisor, join Linord Moudou on Health Chat, a live call-in radio program that addresses health issues of interest to Africa, to discuss Zambia's progress in the fight against malaria and the pilot implementation of the RTS,S vaccine. 
  • African Leaders Hailed as Countries Make Gains against Malaria

    Jan 30, 2017
    Press Release
    At a time of historic progress toward a malaria-free Africa, the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) honored eight African countries that have shown commitment and innovation in the fight against the disease.
  • Partners in the Greater Mekong Subregion Mobilize around Malaria Elimination Goal

    Nov 25, 2016
    According to a new report from WHO, there has been a major decline in cases and deaths across the Greater Mekong Subregion over the last 3 years. 
  • U.S. Injects $18M into Rwanda’s Malaria Initiative

    Nov 3, 2016
    The United States government has allocated $18 million to Rwanda’s initiative to curb maternal mortality rate, particularly ensuring that more expectant mothers are safe from catching malaria.
  • U.S Govt, Global Fund Distribute 2 Million Malaria Prevention Nets

    Oct 18, 2016
    The United States government and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria supported distribution of 1,785,000 long-lasting insecticidal nets to Zimbabweans communities at risk for malaria in August and September of this year.
  • ASTMH Statement on World Malaria Day 2016

    Apr 25, 2016
    ASTMH asked some of its key leaders in the malaria community for their personal perspectives on malaria, including Rear Adm. Timothy Ziemer of the President's Malaria Initiative.
  • US President’s Malaria Initiative Donates 267,000 Mosquito Nets to Refugees and Ugandans in Fight Against Malaria

    Mar 14, 2016
    Thousands of refugees and Ugandan nationals are set to benefit from a distribution of more than a quarter of a million mosquito nets in refugee settlements across the country thanks to a donation from the US President’s Malaria Initiative.
  • Obama Administration Plans to Expand Malaria Effort by $200 Million

    Feb 22, 2016
    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

    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
    Investing in the fight against malaria now will help us fight epidemics like Zika in the future.
  • 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.

  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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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