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CDC and the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative

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    April 2017

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    The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) is a U.S. Government initiative established in 2005 to sharply decrease malaria deaths by scaling up proven interventions. PMI is an interagency initiative led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). PMI works in 19 sub-Saharan Africa countries, where malaria exacts its greatest human toll, and the Greater Mekong Subregion, where resistance to the most effective malaria treatment drugs has already appeared. In each PMI country/region, two PMI resident advisors (one each from CDC and USAID), supported by other in-country staff and teams at CDC and USAID headquarters, work with host country governments to support implementation of national malaria control program (NMCP) plans. PMI teams develop annual malaria operational plans; participate in national malaria partner coordination mechanisms; and assist in the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of program activities. Because of PMI and its global partners, more people than ever have access to life-saving malaria interventions. The World Health Organization (WHO) 2015 World Malaria Report documents that global intervention scale-up was associated with more than 6.8 million lives saved from 2000 through 2015. CS277411 cdc_and_pmi_508.pdf
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