President’s Malaria Initiative Newsletter

November 2014


The 2015 Malaria Operational Plans (MOPs) are now available on the PMI website. These plans were developed in collaboration with national malaria control programs and with the participation of national and international partners involved in malaria prevention and control. They outline PMI support to national malaria control program strategic priorities and complement investments made by other partners to improve and expand malaria-related services.

Country in Focus: Kenya

Kenya has made significant progress in the fight against malaria. Recent household surveys show improvements in coverage of malaria prevention and treatment measures and reductions in malaria infection and illness. Large-scale implementation of insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs), artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs), and intermittent preventive treatment for pregnant women (IPTp) began in FY 2008 and has progressed rapidly with support from PMI and other partners.

Other recent PMI-supported activities in Kenya include promotion of malaria prevention messages through behavior change communication channels, development and rollout of the national malaria surveillance plan, and capacity building of health care providers.

  • View the new Country in Focus page for Kenya.

PMI in the News

The Malaria Fighter

Although he does nothing to court publicity, many call Rear Adm. Timothy Ziemer, the U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator, one of the most effective leaders in public health.

Lecture Inspires Hope to Eradicate Malaria

U.S. Deputy Global Malaria Coordinator Bernard L. Nahlen addresses accelerating policy change and building consensus to free the world of malaria.

Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) Announces New Response Plan for Malaria

The RBC has announced new efforts to help eliminate malaria in the country. These will include expanding indoor residual spraying (IRS), increasing access to treated mosquito nets, and conducting a behavior change communication campaign.

Country Activities

Stories from the Field

Entomology technicians change a CDC light trap.

Entomology technicians change a CDC light trap.

Knowledge is Power

In Nigeria, 97 percent of the country’s population of 172 million is at risk of malaria infection. Understanding the behavior of malaria-carrying mosquitoes and knowing how they respond to the insecticides used in vector control are essential components to fighting malaria. PMI’s support to strengthen malaria control efforts includes building Nigeria’s capacity in entomological monitoring and reinvigorating the country’s fight against malaria.

Narrowing the Gender Gap

Since the late 1950s when the Ethiopian Government began using indoor residual spraying (IRS) as part of the WHO-led Global Malaria Eradication Program, the country’s IRS work has been dominated by men. Traditional barriers, such as the misperception that women are not interested in or strong enough to serve as spray operators and that IRS work is “men’s work,” have limited women from participating in the income-generating work of IRS.

New Resources

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

Insecticide-Treated Nets

Indoor Residual Spraying

Updated Funding Tables for Malaria Operational Plans


New FY 2015 Malaria Operational Plans

Download the new FY 2015 Malaria Operational Plans.

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