PMI Impact Malaria
Malaria remains a fact of life for billions of people around the world and is a leading cause of illness and death across sub-Saharan Africa. The disease is most entrenched in the poorest countries in the developing world where it traps families in a vicious cycle of disease and poverty.
Despite a concerted global effort that helped reduce malaria deaths by an estimated 62% from 2000 to 2015, malaria still kills far too many globally—more than 400,000 people every year, the majority of whom are children under five. We need to make it easier for those most at risk to protect themselves and their families from illness and death caused by malaria.
The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Impact Malaria team works with national malaria programs to save lives and reduce illness from malaria by strengthening diagnosis, treatment, and drug-based prevention for those most at risk, particularly children and pregnant women. PMI Impact Malaria is led by Population Services International (PSI) in partnership with Jhpiego, Medical Care Development International (MCDI), and the Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) at UC San Francisco, with additional support from other partners including Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) and Akros.
The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Impact Malaria Project
A five year contract to work with national malaria programs to save lives and reduce illness from malaria by strengthening diagnosis, treatment, and drug-based prevention for those most at risk, particularly children and pregnant women
A scope of 27 PMI-supported countries with a current focus on 12
To enable those most at risk to protect themselves and their families from illness and death caused by malaria
By closing the gaps in malaria diagnosis and treatment, unlocking the potential of key drug-based prevention approaches, and strengthening malaria health systems and the use of data for decision-making
Malaria disproportionately affects the rural poor who routinely end up walking for miles to access care, which often ends up being unavailable. Challenges such as slow or ineffective uptake of new global guidance, supply chain management weaknesses, and poor case recording are greatly hindering the quality and accessibility of malaria services. The remarkable gains achieved in the fight against malaria are fragile without a rapid and substantial improvement in malaria service delivery.
As PMI’s flagship global service delivery project, PMI Impact Malaria is helping national malaria programs tackle malaria service delivery challenges by working to:
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