Stories From the Field

Recent trainees from Rwanda with a PARMA trainer. L–Rt: Zhiyong (Jane) Zhou, Tharcisse Munyaneza, and Madjidi Raifiki.
  • Deborah and her daughter, Vanessa, in Rwanda Source: Population Services International

    Proper Treatment of Malaria Made Easier With PRIMO

    Aug 2008

    "If your child's temperature increases, please immediately take him or her to receive PRIMO," urged Deborah, a mother of an 8-month-old daughter who recently suffered from malaria. "I can assure you, this medicine is effective and saves children's lives – I was witness to it."

  • "When your child gets sick, day or night, you can get health care quickly and help your children." Source: USAID/Rwanda

    Saving Lives Begins in the Community

    Aug 2008
    Mukamusoni is a mother of four children living in Kirehe District in eastern Rwanda, an area prone to malaria outbreaks. When her children develop symptoms of malaria, she depends on community health workers for treatment.
  • Steven taking his first dose of artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) at the hospital with a cup of water -- treatment for three days will completely eliminate the malaria parasites from his body. Source: Karie Atkinson/USAID

    Antimalarial Drugs Cure Ugandan Boy of Malaria

    Aug 2008

    Health workers in Uganda are getting on-the-job training in how to properly manage artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs), considered among the most effective ways today to cure people who have been diagnosed with malaria.

  • Photo of Komakec an d his mother.

    PMI Gives Komakec's Family Hope

    Aug 2008
    At the beginning of March 2006, 15-month old Komakec Emanuel from Uganda got very sick. His mother Oroma Monica took him to the local health clinic near where they live in Ongako Internally Displaced Camp (IDP) in Gulu district in northern Uganda.
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    Helping to Bring Effective Malaria Medicines to Angola

    Sep 2007
    In September 2004, the Government of Angola had changed its first-line malaria treatment to an artemisinin-containing combination treatment (ACT), artemether-lumefantrine or Coartem®, because of the high levels of resistance to traditional antimalarial monotherapies.
  • Permanent Secretary Jiddawi speaking about his experience in Washington at the Malaria Summit with, left, Minister Suleiman and USAID Director Pamela White. Source: Kimberly Wylie/USAID

    Awards Ceremony for the Zanzibar Malaria Essay Contest

    Jan 2007
    On January 8, 2007, Tanzania’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, in conjunction with USAID, held an awards ceremony in Zanzibar for the best malaria essay written by a student in secondary school.
  • Herman Kimambo in front of his bed net shop in Tanzania’s Morogoro district. Source: Karie Atkinson/USAID

    Nets Make Good Business in Tanzania

    Oct 2006
    Tucked in a bustling market place in Tanzania’s Morogoro district, one shop that fights disease stands out among the vegetable and fruit stalls, tables of dried fish and tailors at work on manual sewing machines.
  • Saida Ali Haji and her three children at their home in Zanzibar, which was sprayed through PMI in August 2006. Source: Karie Atkinson/USAID

    Nets, Spray Keep Malaria Down in Zanzibari Family

    Oct 2006

    “The spraying has been a good thing,” said Haji, knitting while her 6-month-old son Ali nestled in her lap. “There are not only fewer mosquitoes in our home but also less flies and cockroaches.”

  • Atsa Namuy Omba, Ugandan mother of three. Source: Jimmy Nyambok/USAID

    Net Retreatment Reduces Malaria in Ugandan Family

    Oct 2006
    Atsa Namuy Omba, a mother of three, can now sleep at night knowing that her re-treated mosquito nets are protecting her children.
  • Zainabu Hamis Maubi, on the right, with her aunt who is also her caretaker, and her identical twin Zaituni. Source: Karie Atkinson/USAID

    Antimalarial Drugs Save Tanzanian Girl’s Life

    Oct 2006
    Without lifesaving anti-malarial drugs, Zainabu Hamis Maubi would not be alive today.