Celebrating 15 Years of a Successful Partnership
One of the U.S. government’s greatest success stories, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) is led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and co-implemented with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
PMI has worked with partner countries to build capacity and systems to combat malaria, which also equip them to better respond to other public health threats. These efforts keep America and the world safer. This year, PMI’s service delivery platform has been essential to the COVID-19 response across communities in partner countries.
When PMI was announced in 2005, malaria killed almost 1.2 million people worldwide. According to the most recent World Malaria Report, there were an estimated 405,000 malaria-related deaths and 228 million cases of malaria worldwide in 2018.
- Global efforts have supported a 27 percent decline in malaria case rates and a 60 percent decline in malaria death rates in partner countries since PMI began operations.
- In large part because of progress against malaria, a child has a better chance of survival now than at any other point in history: 22 PMI partner countries in sub-Saharan Africa have seen significant reductions in all-cause mortality rates in children under age 5, with declines ranging from 10 percent to 67 percent.
Together with its partners, PMI has helped save more than seven million lives and prevented more than a billion cases of malaria since 2000.
Happy 15th Anniversary PMI!
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