President's Malaria Initiative Newsletter

July 2016


Admiral Ziemer's Summer Message
Admiral Ziemer shares updates on PMI's work this summer.

Country in Focus: Tanzania
View the new Country in Focus page, which now features Tanzania. With the scale-up of malaria prevention and treatment interventions, dramatic progress in malaria control has been made throughout the country. While Mainland Tanzania continues to focus on malaria control, decreasing malaria prevalence prompted Zanzibar to adopt a new strategy, which focuses on achieving pre-elimination by 2018.


Leveraging Markets for Global Health

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. Efficient markets need to motivate suppliers to manufacture, wholesalers to distribute, and retailers to sell.


Feasibility and Effectiveness of mHealth for Mobilizing Households for Indoor Residual Spraying to Prevent Malaria: A Case Study in Mali

Mobile Soak Pits Improve Spray Team Mobility, Productivity and Safety of PMI Malaria Control Programs

Multi-Country Comparison of Delivery Strategies for Mass Campaigns to Achieve Universal Coverage with Insecticide-Treated Nets: What Works Best?

School Distribution as Keep-Up Strategy to Maintain Universal Coverage of Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets: Implementation and Results of a Program in Southern Tanzania

Short Persistence of Bendiocarb Sprayed on Pervious Walls and Its Implication for the Indoor Residual Spray Program in Ethiopia


Country Activities

School Attendance Is Bolstered by the School Net Program in Tanzania
In communities across Tanzania, malaria exacts a significant toll, resulting in over 5,000 deaths per year, mostly among young children. Working with the Tanzanian government, the President's Malaria Initiative is distributing 500,000 long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) to primary school children to protect them from malaria.

At a health facility in Tanzania, a supervisor provides feedback to staff after assessing performance.

Improving the Quality of Testing and Treating Malaria in Tanzania
Up to 40% of all people reported to have malaria in Tanzania did not receive a confirmatory diagnostic test. Recognizing the importance of accurate diagnosis, Tanzania is striving to ensure that all suspected malaria cases are tested using a RDT or microscopy and then treated appropriately.

Launch event of the pilot health facility–based ITN distribution in Mtwara, during which, the regional commissioner of Mtwara, Ms. Halima Dendego (left), handed out insecticide-treated nets to women.

Partnering with Tanzanian Government to Combat Malaria in Pregnancy
A recently launched continuous distribution program – Chandarua Kliniki ("Bednet at the Clinic") – provides ITNs to pregnant women at their first antenatal visit, and to infants during their measles vaccination at around 9 months of age.

Children at the Ghana Education Service launch event.

Ghana Launches Campaign to Deliver Insecticide-Treated Nets to Schoolchildren
In May, the Ghana Education Service launched a country-wide campaign to distribute ITNs to 1.2 million children in over 14,000 public and private primary schools in the Volta, Eastern, Central, Western, Ashanti, and Brong Ahafo regions of the country

AIRS Senegal Operations Manager Dr. Ndombour Cisse - Photo - AIRS Senegal

PMI AIRS Malaria Fighter: Dr. Ndombour Cisse
Dr. Ndombour Gning Cisse began working on the PMI AIRS Project in Senegal in 2011 as a spray operations coordinator. A few years later she was promoted to Operations Manager and now leads the management of spray operations in target districts, working with the National Malaria Control Program. In 2015, she took on the additional role of AIRS Senegal's Gender Focal Person.

New Resources

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

Fact Sheet

Indoor Residual Spraying

Insectidide-Treated Mosquito Nets

Entomological Monitoring

  • PMI Entomological Reports are now available for Ghana [PDF, 2.6MB], Liberia [PDF, 507KB], Mali [PDF, 1.5MB], Nigeria [PDF, 1.1MB], and Zimbabwe [PDF, 871KB].

Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Malawi Impact Evaluation report [PDF, 4.2MB] and annexes [PDF, 3.8MB]

Training and Guidance

  • Investing in Malaria in Pregnancy in Sub-Saharan Africa infographic available in English [PDF, 5.8MB], French [PDF, 4.1MB] and Portuguese [PDF, 4.3MB].

Updated Funding Tables for Malaria Operational Plans




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