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PMI VectorLink Malaria Fighter: Victor Kasuzweni

Malawi In 2018, Victor Kasuzweni joined the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) VectorLink Project in Malawi as Environmental Compliance Officer (ECO). With a Bachelor of Environmental Science from the University of Malawi and a Master of Environmental Engineering from Suzhou […]

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Partnering Up for Progress

PMI Collaborates with Malawi Government to Combat Malaria The numbers were going the wrong way. After a six-year absence of indoor residual spraying (IRS) in Malawi, the number of people falling ill from malaria was steadily rising, with confirmed malaria […]

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Twice the Protection

PMI VectorLink Ensures Successful IRS Campaign during Caterpillar Harvest When the rainy season arrives in the south-central Africa country of Zambia, families both rejoice and worry. The wet months bring an onslaught of mopane worms, locally known as caterpillars. These […]

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Opening Doors for Women in IRS

PMI VectorLink Increases Women’s Participation in IRS by Removing Barriers Malaria remains the leading cause of morbidity in Uganda, accounting for 4% of all estimated malaria cases in 2017, according to the World Malaria Report 2018[1]. To reduce the burden […]

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Women Lead the Way in Malawi

PMI VectorLink Boosts Women’s Roles in IRS, Promoting Gender Equity For Agbethia Malenga, there is no job a woman can’t do. With a certificate in automobile mechanics, this 29-year-old is not your stereotypical woman. But it’s women like Malenga who […]

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PMI VectorLink in Malawi

In the southeast African country of Malawi, malaria accounts for 40 percent of hospitalizations in children under five, 30 percent of all outpatient visits and is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality across all age groups. Transmission […]

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One-Stop Data Shop

PMI VectorLink Builds In-Country Capacity on DHIS 2 Platform   Standardized, reliable health information data is critical to mapping and responding to disease outbreaks, improving disease surveillance, monitoring patient health, and planning targeted health interventions, such as indoor residual spraying […]

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PMI VectorLink Malaria Fighter: Jules Nahimana

Nkhotakota District, Malawi Jules Nahimana is a self-proclaimed workaholic. “I like my job too much,” says Nahimana. “It really motivates me.” As Operations Manager for the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) VectorLink Project in Malawi, Nahimana said he inherited his […]

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Holding Hope in IRS

PMI Brings IRS Back to Malawi, Protecting Country’s Most Vulnerable In the Southeast African country of Malawi, you would be hard put to meet someone who hasn’t contracted malaria in recent years. In 2017, more than 3,650 Malawians died from […]

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