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Multilateral Initiative on Malaria 2018

April 2018 was a significant and exciting month for malaria, rich with new commitments and milestones reached in the fight to end malaria once and for all. It stated with many partners and stakeholders convening in Dakar, Senegal, for the […]

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World Malaria Day 2018

This year, the PMI VectorLink Project celebrates World Malaria Day by recognizing the many spray operators who defend their communities from the threat of malaria. Since 2006 the President’s Malaria Initiative has protected millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa from […]

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PMI Prevails in Protection

Despite Political Unrest in Kenya, PMI AIRS Provides Protection Against Malaria Approximately three-quarters of Kenya’s population is at risk of contracting malaria. In 2017, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) conducted a successful indoor residual spraying (IRS) campaign in Kenya’s Lake […]

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PMI VectorLink Published in the Malaria Journal

The PMI VectorLink Project’s study “Nationwide insecticide resistance status and biting behaviour of malaria vector species in the Democratic Republic of Congo” was published in the peer-reviewed journal Malaria Journal on March 26, 2018. The study found that widespread resistance to permethrin […]

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PMI Pilots New WHO-Recommended Insecticide

First New WHO-Recommended Insecticide in 40 Years Piloted in Tanzania The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative protects millions of people from malaria each year through indoor residual spraying (IRS), which kills the mosquitoes that transmit malaria by spraying insecticide on the […]

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Building Capacity for Surveillance

According to the 2017 World Malaria Report, Nigeria accounts for 27 percent of all malaria cases across the globe – the highest of any other country. Effective malaria control programs require strong entomological research institutes and entomologists to allow for […]

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Music for Malaria Prevention

In Northern Uganda’s Amolatar District, four young adults are dancing and singing to change the way their community views indoor residual spraying (IRS) and, in turn, improving the overall health of their communities. Anthony Okello, 26 years old, joined the […]

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Equal Opportunity, Equal Work

The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS) Project’s article “Equal Opportunity, Equal Work: Increasing Women’s Participation in the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative Africa Indoor Residual Spraying Project” was published in the December 2017 issue of the peer-reviewed journal Global […]

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Reducing Costs in IRS

Indoor residual spraying (IRS) has proven highly effective in reducing the burden of malaria. However, the high cost of IRS presents a challenge to scaling up protection in many countries. The President’s Malaria Initiative VectorLink Project is finding innovative ways to […]

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