President's Malaria Initiative Newsletter

March 2015

Announcements

Recently Released: President's Malaria Initiative Strategy 2015–2020

At the White House on February 25, 2015, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) launched its next six-year strategy to further reduce malaria deaths and substantially decrease malaria illness, toward the long-term goal of elimination of the disease.

Country in Focus: Madagascar

Malaria is a major health problem in Madagascar. Although its epidemiology varies considerably in different regions of the country, the entire population is considered to be at risk. After a military coup in 2009, PMI was unable to provide direct assistance to the Government of Madagascar. For four years, PMI focused its support on the Madagascar National Strategic Plan for malaria, coordinated with non-governmental partners, and supported community-level programming. In May 2014, following presidential elections and the inauguration of a new government, the U.S. Government lifted the restrictions on working directly with the Government of Madagascar. PMI is now re-engaging with the Malagasy Ministry of Health from the central to the primary health facility levels.

  • View the new Country in Focus page for Madagascar.

PMI in the News

Putting an End to a Preventable Scourge

The White House launched the President's Malaria Initiative Strategy 2015–2020 with special guest, Steph Curry, a malaria champion and basketball player for the Golden State Warriors. Steph inspires legions around the world with his basketball skills, including sports fans at the White House.

U.S. Steps Up Commitment to Fight Malaria

Fatoumata Nafo-Traore, the head of the Global Roll Back Malaria Partnership, described the major impact of PMI in an interview on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Global Anti-Malaria Fight to Continue

This U.S. News & World Report article discusses how the world is winning the war against malaria, but public health leaders won't stop battling until the disease has been eradicated. "We must remember that the battle with our common enemy, malaria, is not yet won," said Alfonso Lenhardt, acting administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

In Much of the World, the Survival of Newborns Cannot be Taken for Granted

Writing from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, syndicated columnist Michael Gerson notes: "Tanzania (along with much of the world) has made rapid progress in reducing child mortality .... With the help of the President’s Malaria Initiative and the Global Fund, Tanzania is making progress against malaria, which is particularly dangerous for pregnant mothers and children younger than five."

Country Activities

Stories from the Field

Pelandrova tests a boy using RDT, Boeny Region

Testing a boy using RDT.

Malagasy CHWs Recognize, Diagnose, and Treat Children with Malaria

The Madagascar Community-Based Integrated Health Project, known locally as MAHEFA, and its local partner, Association des Jeunes Pionniers du Progrès, regularly visit community health workers (CHWs), such as Pelandrova, who works in the Mitsinjo District of Boeny Region, to recognize, diagnose, and treat local children with malaria.

Published PMI-Supported Operational Research

Recently posted articles

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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