The President’s Malaria Initiative

The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) works with PMI-supported countries and partners to further reduce malaria deaths and substantially decrease malaria morbidity toward the long-term goal of elimination. 

Since 2006, together with its partners, PMI has saved millions of lives–most of them pregnant women and young children–and contributed to substantial gains in education, productivity, and economic development.
Specifically, PMI aims to: 
  • Reduce mortality in high-burden countries
  • Reduce morbidity in high and moderate burden countries
  • Reduce transmission to achieve elimination in low-burden countries.

PMI’s Strategy for 2021-2026 describes progress in PMI partner countries, the changing epidemiology of malaria, and new challenges and opportunities that have arisen in recent years. The plan also lays out PMI’s vision, objectives, and core areas of strategic focus for the next five-year period. 

PMI currently works in 24 focus countries in sub-Saharan Africa and supports three programs in the Greater Mekong Subregion in Southeast Asia, representing about 90% of the global malaria burden.