PMI Impact Malaria (IM) is the flagship global service delivery project of the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), providing global technical leadership to fight malaria and save lives. IM supports countries in their efforts to strengthen malaria diagnosis, treatment, and drug-based prevention in health facility and community settings through implementation and technical support, as well as operational research.
In the project’s fourth year, IM operated in 18 countries across Africa and Asia and supported USAID’s Bureaus for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and Africa.
This year's World Malaria Report shows that although COVID-19 disrupted malaria services and impacted elimination progress, the projected worst-case scenario of a doubling of malaria deaths was avoided. This was largely due to the leadership of endemic-countries to adapt malaria prevention campaigns and treatment services to ensure care continued to reach Sara*. PMI Impact Malaria (IM) countries showcased this leadership by adapting to remote mentoring and developing e-learning modules for health providers to continue improving their quality of malaria services during lockdowns.
Since the beginning of the IM project, that resilience and commitment to success is clearly reflected in our recent Mid-term Performance Evaluation Report from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). “The project’s performance is outstanding” reads the report. “IM enjoys an excellent reputation among in-country partners as a collaborative and cooperative malaria partner.”
This is a snapshot of country-driven achievements that IM supported during the past year:
Header caption: Boussoura Marie (35 years) and her 8-month-old son wait to be attended at the Balaza Alcali Health Centre, Far North Region, Cameroon, on 22nd September 2021. Photo Credit: Mwangi Kirubi, PMI Impact Malaria
Read IM's latest blog posts to learn more about the human impact of IM’s country-driven work.
* Sara is PSI's archetypal consumer in the countries where PSI works. She deserves voice, choice, and agency when meeting her healthcare needs, and those of her family. Sara may be an adolescent, young mother, older woman — or even a Sam.
PMI Impact Malaria is funded and technically assisted by the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) and 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.
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