President's Malaria Initiative Newsletter

July 2015

Announcements

Now available – PMI’s Ninth Annual Report to Congress
April 25, 2015 marked World Malaria Day – a day to celebrate the gains made in the fight against malaria. Each year, this day highlights global efforts to control malaria and mobilizes action to combat the disease. On this occasion, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), released its Ninth Annual Report to Congress [PDF, 6.6MB], which describes the U.S. Government’s contributions to the global fight against malaria.

PMI in the News

Remarkable Progress but Long Way to Go to Beating Infectious Diseases

As we were reminded during last year’s Ebola outbreak, infectious diseases know no borders. That makes treatment and eradication of deadly contagious diseases a shared responsibility and a global priority. One example of success in this area is our effort to combat malaria.

  • Read the article by Senator John Boozman.
How Malaria Fight Saved Millions – Why It Matters

Statistics show impressive progress in the fight against malaria – including an estimated 4.3 million deaths averted globally. Increased international funding has contributed to those achievements, and the U.S. Government is among the major funders of malaria control through PMI.

Malaria Fighter Delivers a “Good News Story” at UGA

U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator, Rear Admiral Tim Ziemer spoke at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., about his work over the last eight years leading the President’s Malaria Initiative.

President's Malaria Initiative Enters Its Second Phase

Scientific American reports that the secret to PMI’s success seems to be that it takes on mundane but often overlooked management issues that can trip up global health programs. PMI's approach is holistic; it takes responsibility for every link in the chain, from procurement to quality control.

 

Country Activities

Stories from the Field

Malaria Burden Decreases in Uganda

Uganda is making great strides in reducing its malaria burden. According to preliminary results from the 2014–2015 Malaria Indicator Survey, the prevalence of parasitemia in children under five years of age has declined by 55 percent, from 42 percent in 2009 to 19 percent in 2014.

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U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission, Eric Wong, distributes an insecticide-treated mosquito net to mothers and children.
PMI Supports ITN Distribution Campaign in High-burden Districts in Rwanda

In Rwanda, PMI is expanding coverage of three highly effective prevention and treatment measures: insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs), indoor residual spraying with insecticides, and prompt treatment for those who have been diagnosed with malaria.

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Increasing Nigerian Women’s Roles in Entomology Pays Off

The President’s Malaria Initiative through its Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (PMI AIRS) Project recently appointed gender focal persons to promote gender inclusion and overcome socio-cultural barriers that prevent the participation of women.

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You Can’t Fight Malaria without Community Health Workers

Makono is among 2,105 health workers in Malawi who have received training through PMI to diagnose and treat malaria, pneumonia, and eye infections among young children in remote communities.

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New Resources

Browse through the most recent PMI reports and publications by technical area.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Indoor Residual Spraying

Malaria in Pregnancy

Updated Funding Tables for Malaria Operational Plans

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