Stories From the Field

Recent trainees from Rwanda with a PARMA trainer. L–Rt: Zhiyong (Jane) Zhou, Tharcisse Munyaneza, and Madjidi Raifiki.
  • PMI VectorLink IRS Site Manager, Agbethia Malenga. Photo by Laura McCarty/PMI VectorLink.

    Women Lead the Way in Malawi’s Insecticide Spray Operations

    Aug 2019
    In Malawi, women like Agbethia Malenga played a key role in helping the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) VectorLink Project successfully carry out that country’s first indoor residual spray campaign since 2012.
  • A woman marks a register book with her fingerprint to acknowledge receipt of insecticide-treated nets

    Mass Distribution of Nets Underway in Malawi

    Nov 2018
    About 10.9 million nets, donated by the Global Fund and the Against Malaria Foundation, are being distributed nationwide. The campaign is a massive undertaking, requiring participation and collaboration across government sectors; national, district and community levels; and donors and implementing partners.
  • A door of a household that has been registered for the mass net distribution, the national census, and the IRS campaign.

    Women and Government Show Strong Leadership in Malawi IRS Campaign

    Oct 2018
    After six years, PMI in Malawi isnow able to restart their indoor residual spraying support, thanks to the procurement of affordable, long-lasting insecticides and the dedicated support of women and government leaders who made ending malaria a priority.
  • Mariam and her malaria-free granddaughter. Credit: USAID/Malawi

    Fighting Malaria through Education in Malawi

    Aug 2015
    Mariam Mwaba lives along the shores of Lake Malawi in Salima District. She lost her father to Chimbanga, which is what local people call the disease characterized by high fever, headaches, body pains, and vomiting. 
  • Makono, sitting outside his home in Chimphanga village, is among the Health Surveillance Assistants who help bring malaria prevention and treatment services to women and families in Malawi.

    You Can’t Fight Malaria without Community Health Workers

    Apr 2015
    Makono is among 2,105 health workers being supported by the President’s Malaria Initiative through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Support for Service Delivery Integration project. 
  • Intermittent preventive treatment with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine has been an effective approach to reducing the burden of malaria during pregnancy in Africa. Source: Karine Atkinson, USAID

    Increasing Uptake of IPTp: Success Seen in Malawi

    Apr 2014
    In Malawi, a PMI-supported project integrates malaria in pregnancy activities with existing maternal, newborn, and child health interventions at the facility and community levels, with the goal of achieving universal access to malaria control interventions in Malawi by 2015.
  •  	Bernard Jali, a medical assistant in Malawi, has used the training he received on pharmaceutical management to make sure his health center is well stocked in antimalarial and other essential drugs. Source: Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems

    Building Health Workers' Skills to Implement a New Malaria Treatment Policy in Malawi

    Apr 2009
    In 2006, the Malawi MOH selected the ACT artemether-lumefantrine (AL) as its first-line drug for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria.
  •  	Lifa Zakeyo, Matate village, Malawi, holds an ITN she received through PMI. Source: Phil Grabowski/CRWRC Malawi

    Partnering with Churches in Rural Malawi to Prevent Malaria

    Apr 2009
    Lifa Zakeyo from Matate village in Mchinji District, Malawi, has changed her behavior in preventing malaria, thanks to her neighbor Godfrey Nkhoma.
  • Source: C. Campbell

    Fighting Malaria in Malawi

    Feb 2009

    Recent evaluation data in Malawi reveal that indoor residual spraying (IRS) is having a substantial impact on anemia rates in small children. Anemia rates are used as a proxy to measure the number of likely malaria cases.