President's Malaria Initiative Newsletter

May 2017

Announcements

PMI's 11th Annual Report to Congress Released
The U.S. President's Malaria Initiative's (PMI's) Eleventh Annual Report to Congress describes the U.S. Government's leadership in the fight against malaria. More than 6.8 million deaths have been averted through working with host-country governments, donors, multilateral agencies, non-governmental organizations, and academic and research partners. PMI is working with partners toward the achievement of the bold vision of a world without malaria.

New Country in Focus: Zambia
Zambia is in its tenth year as a PMI focus country. The vision of Zambia’s current National Malaria Strategic Plan is to achieve progress toward a “malaria-free Zambia” through equitable access to quality-assured, cost-effective malaria prevention and control interventions that are delivered close to the household. At the national level, the 2015 Malaria Indicator Survey showed encouraging malaria prevention and control coverage: 77 percent of households have at least 1 insecticide-treated net (ITN), and 80 percent of households reported availability of at least 1 form of vector control method (indoor residual spraying [IRS] or ITN).

Updated PMI Technical Guidance Available
This document provides technical guidance and serves as a reference tool for PMI country teams and national malaria control programs and can be a resource for other partners implementing PMI-funded malaria activities.

In the News

A Zambian Perspective on World Malaria Day
On World Malaria Day, TV2Africa’s Linord Moudou spoke 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.

Spraying to Save Lives
In Kenya, teams fight malaria-carrying mosquitoes. To reduce the mosquito population and interrupt malaria transmission, Migori County has deployed spray operators to spray the interiors of houses with a human-safe, long-lasting residual insecticide.

Lifting the Burden of Malaria
This year, malaria will kill more than 400,000 people around the world. The vast majority will be kids in sub-Saharan Africa. These video vignettes show how Zambians are fighting the disease with help from PMI and other partners.

U.S. President's Malaria Initiative's Strategic Effort to Reduce the Threat of Emergence and Spread of Multidrug-Resistant Malaria
A case study published in the New England Journal of Medicine titled, "Emergence of Indigenous Artemisinin-Resistant Plasmodium falciparum in Africa," details an individual case of delayed clearance of malaria parasites (an early sign of drug resistance) after a patient was treated with an artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT), the most effective antimalarial medicine available today.

Publications

Pregnant Women and Infants as Sentinel Populations to Monitor Prevalence of Malaria: Results of Pilot Study in Lake Zone of Tanzania

Analysing Trends and Forecasting Malaria Epidemics in Madagascar Using a Sentinel Surveillance Network: a Web-based Application

Species Identification and Resistance Status of Anopheles gambiae s.l. (Diptera: Culicidae) Mosquitoes in Guinea

 

Country Activities

Zambian Community Health Workers Serve as Lifelines to Malaria Services
Frontline health workers like Adrian Banda are often the first, and sometimes only, providers of health services essential to child and maternal survival, like diagnosing and treating malaria.


NMCP’s Deputy Director interviews an IRS beneficiary for quality assurance of the spray campaign.

In Madagascar, Collaboration Builds Capacity in IRS
In Madagascar, where the entire population is at risk of contracting malaria, the PMI Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS) Project is building the capacity of the government to deliver high-quality spraying through trainings and collaborative meetings.


The PMI AIRS Project facilitated the disposal of 119 tons of obsolete DDT.

PMI Helps Ethiopia Clean Up Hazardous Waste
To help Ethiopia safely dispose of DDT, the PMI AIRS Project facilitated training, collection, transboundary permits, offshore shipment, and incineration of the waste.


New Resources

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

Indoor Residual Spraying

Insecticide-Treated Mosquito Nets

Entomological Monitoring

Case Management

Supply Chain Management

Surveillance, Monitoring & Evaluation

Updated Funding Tables for Malaria Operational Plans

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2015

 

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