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President's Malaria Initiative Newsletter - May 2017

President's Malaria Initiative Newsletter - May 2017

The President's Malaria Initiative

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School Children in Ghana march against malaria. Photo credit: Sarah Hoibak, VectorWorks. Courtesy of Photoshare.

PMI May 2017 E-Newsletter


The U.S. President's Malaria Initiative's (PMI's) Eleventh Annual Report to Congress describes the U.S. Government's leadership in the fight against malaria. More than 6.8 million deaths have been averted through working with host-country governments, donors, multilateral agencies, non-governmental organizations, and academic and research partners. PMI is working with partners toward the achievement of the bold vision of a world without malaria.
Zambia is in its tenth year as a PMI focus country. The vision of Zambia’s current National Malaria Strategic Plan is to achieve progress toward a “malaria-free Zambia” through equitable access to quality-assured, cost-effective malaria prevention and control interventions that are delivered close to the household.

In the News

This year, malaria will kill more than 400,000 people around the world. The vast majority will be kids in sub-Saharan Africa. These video vignettes show how Zambians are fighting the disease with help from PMI and other partners.
A case study published in the New England Journal of Medicine titled, “Emergence of Indigenous Artemisinin-Resistant Plasmodium falciparum in Africa," details an individual case of delayed clearance of malaria parasites (an early sign of drug resistance) after a patient was treated with an artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT), the most effective antimalarial medicine available today.


Country Activities

Frontline health workers like Adrian Banda are often the first, and sometimes only, providers of health services essential to child and maternal survival like diagnosing and treating malaria.
In Madagascar, where the entire population is at risk of contracting malaria, the PMI Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS) Project is building the capacity of the government to deliver high-quality spraying through trainings and collaborative meetings.
To help Ethiopia safely dispose of DDT, the PMI AIRS Project facilitated training, collection, transboundary permits, offshore shipment, and incineration of the waste.

Click here to view the full version of this newsletter, including recent reports, publications, and stories from the field.

Photo credit: Sarah Hoibak, VectorWorks, Courtesy of Photoshare

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