President's Malaria Initiative Newsletter

October 2015


PMI Salutes Nobel Laureates
Youyou Tu was awarded a 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine for her research on malaria therapy. PMI salutes her perseverance and celebrates her discovery.

PMI Gives Tribute to Alan Magill
PMI mourns the tragic loss of Alan Magill, the ebullient director of malaria at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He was a trusted colleague, dear friend, and tireless partner in the effort to create a malaria-free world.

Press Release: From Aspiration to Action: What Will It Take to End Malaria?
A new report released by the United Nations and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation presents a vision to eradicate malaria by 2040 that involves new strategies, tools, and financing.

Latest Country Profiles Available
Updated country profiles are available for PMI's 19 focus countries in Africa and the Greater Mekong Subregion.

PMI Joins the MESA Track Database
PMI has included its malaria elimination-related operational research studies in the Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance (MESA) Track database.

PMI in the News

Malaria Eradication: Breaking the Fever

The Economist calls on the global community to get firmly behind eradicating malaria, among a short list of other diseases. While the end is in sight for one of humanity's deadliest plagues, the tenacity of malaria means more money—in addition to resources from the President's Malaria Initiative, the Gates Foundation, and others—will be required to eliminate it.

Hope in the Healer

For his work to rid the world of malaria, Rear Admiral Tim Ziemer '68 received the 2015 Distinguished Service to Society Award from the Wheaton College Alumni Association.

  • Read the article in the Wheaton Magazine.
The US Supports the DRC in the Fight Against Malaria

Rear Admiral Tim Ziemer was in Kinshasa to demonstrate the United States' support for the fight against malaria in the DRC. Admiral Ziemer visited a maternal and child health center in Burumbu to pass out insecticide-treated mosquito nets, a proven method of prevention against malaria.


Country Activities

Stories from the Field

Improving Malaria Diagnosis at the Community Level in the DRC

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), malaria is the main cause of death among children under five. Improving malaria diagnosis, particularly at the community level, increases the number of cases of children that are correctly managed and treated.

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Rwanda Inaugurates New Entomological Laboratory for Malaria Control

To help make evidence-based decisions for the implementation of malaria interventions, the PMI Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS) Project partnered with the Rwandan Ministry of Health's Malaria and Other Parasitic Diseases Division to establish Rwanda's first modern-day entomological laboratory.

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The Insecticide Cocktail: Finding the Right Buzz Requires Research

In Mali, the PMI AIRS Project assessed the level of insecticide resistance in Anopheles gambiae s.l. mosquito populations, the primary malaria parasite-carrying vector in the country, against four classes of insecticides recommended for IRS.

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Overcoming Terrain Barriers to Access Care in Rural Zimbabwe

In order to improve access to health care, PMI has been supporting the training of village health workers from Mutasa District in Zimbabwe in malaria community case management.

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New Resources

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

Insecticide-Treated Mosquito Nets

  • PMI NetWorks Project End of Project Report: The final report [PDF, 9.7MB] for the PMI NetWorks project is now available. Country reports also posted on the Ghana [PDF, 2.2MB], Nigeria [PDF, 958KB], and Senegal [PDF, 2.2MB] country pages.

Indoor Residual Spraying

Malaria in Pregnancy

Updated Funding Tables for Malaria Operational Plans


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