President's Malaria Initiative Newsletter

October 2016


Country in Focus: Nigeria
View the new Country in Focus page, which now features Nigeria. With a population of about 186 million, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and 100 percent of the population is at risk of malaria infection. With support from PMI and its partners, malaria control interventions are being scaled up, and vital commodities are being distributed to vulnerable populations. The most recent national population-based survey measuring malaria program progress in Nigeria shows impressive results.

Just Released - FY 2017 Malaria Operational Plans
The FY 2017 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.

Admiral Ziemer's Fall Message
Admiral Ziemer shares updates on PMI's work this fall, and describes attending the Global Fund Replenishment Conference in Montreal and the Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Board Unites on Decisions and Direction for Roll Back Malaria
The recent Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership Board meeting has resulted in tremendous progress for the Partnership. Board members gathered in Geneva in September to finalize the future form and function of the Partnership mechanisms.


Correlates of Intra-household ITN Use in Liberia: A Multilevel Analysis of Household Survey Data

Impact of a Behaviour Change Intervention on Long-lasting Insecticidal Net Care and Repair Behaviour and Net Condition in Nasarawa State, Nigeria


Country Activities

Nigerian Zonal Laboratory Moves toward International Accreditation
PMI is helping to prepare Agulu zonal laboratory to receive a final accreditation audit from the American National Standards Institute ‒ American Society for Quality (ANSI‒ASQ) National Accreditation Board. Once accredited, the Agulu laboratory will play a critical role, not only in quality control of medicines in Nigeria and beyond, but also in developing the capacities of other zonal laboratories.

Eliasia Sebastian, a Site Supervisor in Kwimba District, Mwanza, Tanzania, uses the smartphone to check daily performance. Credit: AIRS Tanzania

Smartphones Enhance Supervision
Successful indoor residual spraying (IRS) campaigns depend on close supervision to ensure safe and effective spray performance. Data generated on a daily basis enables supervisors to determine performance trends, track insecticide utilization rates and ensure adherence to operational standards.

Joyce Mwipangi, Spray Operator at Inala Site in Kwimba District, Mwanza, Tanzania, said the quasi community-based approach worked well for the 2016 campaign.

New Approach to IRS Reduces Costs
Indoor residual spraying (IRS) remains an effective strategy against malaria in mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar. With increased insecticide resistance and the rising cost of effective insecticides, the President’s Malaria Initiative Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (PMI AIRS) Project is finding innovative ways to reduce operations costs without compromising the quality of the spray.

New Resources

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

Updated Country Profiles

Review updated profiles and learn about PMI’s contributions and progress to date in each focus country. 

Annual Report Executive Summary Translations

2016 PMI Tenth Annual Report Executive Summary in French [PDF, 8.8MB] and Portuguese [PDF, 8.5MB]

Indoor Residual Spraying

Insectidide-Treated Mosquito Nets

Entomological Monitoring

Malaria in Pregnancy

Diagnosis and Treatment

Updated Funding Tables for Malaria Operational Plans




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