In Tanzania malaria is considered a major public health problem with the entire population at risk of infection. On the Tanzanian Mainland, more than 26 percent of all outpatient visits are attributable to malaria, resulting in an estimated 7.7 million confirmed and clinical malaria cases annually. Dramatic progress in malaria control has been made throughout Tanzania, nearly all malaria indicators improved over the period between 2005 and 2015. Zanzibar adopted a new strategic plan for 2013–2018, focused on malaria pre-elimination. Under this plan, the vision is for Zanzibar to have no locally-acquired malaria cases by 2018. The Tanzanian Mainland continues to focus on malaria control through routine malaria prevention activities and interventions focused in high-transmission areas.


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Malaria Operational Plans

The Malaria Operational Plans below are detailed 1-year implementation plans for PMI focus countries. Each plan reviews the current status of malaria control and prevention policies and interventions, identifies challenges and unmet needs to achieve PMI goals, and provides a description of planned PMI-funded activities. Each Malaria Operational Plan has been endorsed by the U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator and reflects collaborative discussions with the national malaria control programs and partners in country. Changes to these plans are reflected in revised postings.

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Stories from the Field

  • Genoveva Nduwiman is a 35-year-old mother living in Kanembwa Camp where she contracted malaria. She was cured by following the three days of treatment needed through ACTs. Source: USAID/Tanzania

    Refugees Well Schooled in ACT Use

    Aug 2008
    There’s a new wonder drug fighting malaria in Tanzania, and with support from the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), Burundian Refugees in Kanembwa Camp in northwestern Tanzania are accessing these medicines and recovering from malaria in record time.
  • Percentage of Blood Slides Positive for Malaria in Children Under Age 2, Zanzibar, 2005-2007

    Zanzibar: Beyond Malaria Control

    Aug 2008
    Malaria has declined to low levels in Zanzibar, and careful planning is now underway to prevent it from taking hold again.
  • Jamila Hassan, Team Leader, Zanzibar Urban District. Source: USAID

    Zanzibari Women Tackle Malaria

    Aug 2008
    Jamila Hassan has worked for the Zanzibar Ministry of Health for more than 25 years. As an educator, health advocate, and mother of three, she has dedicated her life to maintaining the health and welfare of her family and community.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.”

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Contracts & Agreements

Listed below are contracts, agreements and implementing partner reports for the PMI focus countries. Documents have been redacted by the awardee at USAID's request to remove any information the awardee considers proprietary.

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