CDC Activities in Sub-Saharan Africa

CDC has long worked in the part of the world most affected by malaria—sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 90% of the world’s deaths due to malaria occur. CDC’s field station in Kenya has been the site of important insecticide-treated net (ITN) trials and is currently helping test Phase III of the RTS,S malaria vaccine. Research in Malawi was instrumental in developing and evaluating interventions to protect pregnant women and their fetuses. Studies in Tanzania shed light on important implementation aspects of new antimalarial drugs.

CDC continues to build on this base of strategically targeted research and program implementation and evaluation through work on the President’s Malaria Initiative, an ambitious initiative designed to cut by half deaths due to malaria in 15 sub-Saharan Africa countries. USAID and CDC jointly implement this initiative.

More on: President‘s Malaria Initiative & the CDC

More on: PMI’s Official Web SiteExternal

Learn more about CDC’s non-PMI related work in Kenya, Malawi, and Tanzania.

Page last reviewed: July 23, 2018