President’s Malaria Initiative Newsletter

December 2011


A resident of Nioro in the Kaolack region of Senegal receives ITNs for her family from a community distribution worker. Source: Felicity Thompson/NetWorks

A resident of Nioro, Senegal receives ITNs for her family.
Source: Felicity Thompson/NetWorks

New 2012 Malaria Operational Plans

2012 Malaria Operational Plans (MOPs) for PMI are now available on the PMI website. Each of the 20 plans reviews the current status of malaria control and prevention, identifies challenges to meeting PMI goals, and describes planned activities for FY 2012.

President's Malaria Initiative Launches in Guinea

Admiral Robert Timothy Ziemer, U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator, launched the President’s Malaria Initiative at the U.S. Embassy in Guinea on November 9, 2011. Minister of Health Dr. Naman Keita and Minister of Plan Souleymane Cissé represented the Government of Guinea.

PMI Launches New Collection of Malaria Communication Materials

PMI has created a repository that showcases malaria communication materials developed by our partners across PMI’s focus countries in sub-Saharan Africa. This resource provides technical staff working in malaria with access to communications materials that have been tested and used in other settings.

Study Funded by PMI Shows Dramatic Decrease in Malaria Transmission

A study in Benin finds indoor spraying with the insecticide bendiocarb reduced infectious mosquito bites to near zero. Bendiocarb was found to be a good alternative insecticide for indoor residual spraying in Benin in areas where An. gambiae has developed high resistance to pyrethroids.

CDC Statement on Results from Malaria Vaccine Trial

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention welcomes the announcement today that results from the clinical trial in Africa of a malaria vaccine candidate show it prevented about half of malaria cases, including the most severe, in young children.

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Country Activities

Stories from the Field

These children participated in a school-based survey of malaria in Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia. Source: Ruth Ashton, Malaria Consortium

These children participated in a school-based survey of malaria in Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia.
Source: Ruth Ashton, Malaria Consortium

Operational Research: School-Based Malaria Survey Improves Community Malaria Risk Estimates

Ethiopia’s malaria situation differs from other countries in sub-Saharan Africa in a number of ways. While the overall risk of malaria is quite low, malaria transmission in Ethiopia is characterized by frequent and often large-scale epidemics, which tend to occur every 5 to 8 years.

The Multiplier Effect of School-Based Malaria Prevention Activities

In Ethiopia, unlike other sub-Saharan African countries, the overall risk of malaria is quite low. However, because the transmission pattern of the disease is unstable, immunity is also low and the entire population is at risk of severe disease – not just pregnant women and children.

Early Detection and Rapid Response to Malaria Epidemics in Oromia, Ethiopia

Malaria transmission in Ethiopia is unique. Unlike other sub-Saharan African countries, in Ethiopia, malaria transmission varies greatly from year to year, with 75 percent of the country vulnerable to epidemics.

Working Together: PMI Helps Distribute Nearly 3 Million Nets in Senegal

In Senegal, everyone is at risk of malaria. Consequently, the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), and a range of implementing partners are working to ensure malaria prevention and treatment services reach everyone in Senegal. One of the NMCP’s priorities is to protect every person from mosquito bites throughout the night.

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New and Updated Resources

New Publications

Updated Funding Tables for Malaria Operational Plans

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