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Blog Examines Independent Evaluation Of PMI

“While the giant PEPFAR program to fight HIV/AIDS in developing countries gets a lot of attention in U.S. foreign policy discussions, a lesser known initiative to address malaria is achieving sustained, impressive results,” Todd Summers, a senior adviser with the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Global Health Policy Center, writes in the center’s “Smart Global Health” blog. “The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), launched in 2005 by former President [George W.] Bush, helps a range of countries prevent and treat malaria by providing them with technical guidance, programmatic support, and funding. Its model and achievements over almost a decade offer important lessons,” he continues and examines “[a]n independent evaluation of its first five years [which] noted strong programmatic achievement and ‘excellent and creative program management'” (4/24).