Several U.S. Government agencies released statements and/or provided resources in recognition of World Malaria Day, which takes place each year on April 25, including: President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI): PMI’s announcement on World Malaria Day 2014 PMI FastFacts factsheet PMI compilation of press releases, articles, and blogs National Institutes Of Health (NIH): NIH World…
President’s Malaria Initiative
In commemoration of World Malaria Day, which takes place each year on April 25, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) released its Eighth Annual Report to Congress (PDF), “which describes the U.S. Government’s contributions to the global fight against malaria.” Additional Resources: Learn about additional Administration actions & statements commemorating World…
In commemoration of World Malaria Day (April 25), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a statement summarizing current efforts to address the disease and renewing its “commitment to the research needed to better understand the disease process in malaria, find new ways to diagnose and treat people with malaria, control the…
The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) released its seventh annual report to Congress, which provides an overview of the program’s progress, successes, and challenges. Additional Information: Seventh Annual Report to Congress: Executive Summary Fact Sheet: “FastFacts: The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)” (released April 2013)
State Department and USAID release a “Joint Summary of Performance and Financial Information for FY 2012″
The State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) released a “Joint Summary of Performance and Financial Information for FY 2012” summarizing the performance and accomplishments of the two agencies in fulfilling their diplomatic and development objectives, including efforts to address global health issues.
The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) released the FY 2013 Malaria Operational Plans (MOPs), which provide an overview of current malaria control and prevention efforts, identify challenges to meeting PMI goals, and summarize FY 2013 planned activities.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report titled “Ensuring Drug Quality in Global Health Programs”, which “examined (1) the regulatory and policy requirements intended to ensure the quality of drugs procured with U.S. aid funds and (2) the systems in place to monitor drug quality in supply chains used by programs receiving U.S. foreign aid funds.” The GAO did not make any recommendations in this report.
The Senate passed by voice vote a resolution (S. Res. 429) introduced by Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) supporting the goals and ideals of World Malaria Day. Among other things, the resolution commends efforts by the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) and “supports continued leadership by the United States in bilateral, multilateral, and private sector efforts to combat malaria as a critical part of the President’s Global Health Initiative.”
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) released a report titled “U.S. Response to the Global Threat of Malaria: Basic Facts.” According to the summary, “[t]his report outlines basic facts related to global malaria, including characteristics of the epidemic and U.S. legislation, programs, funding, and partnerships related to the global response to malaria.”
PMI releases 6th Annual Malaria Report and other Administration actions commemorating World Malaria Day
On World Malaria Day, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) released its 6th Annual Report, “which describes the role and contributions of the U.S. Government (USG) in the effort to reduce the burden of malaria in Africa, and to monitor antimalarial drug resistance and decrease malaria transmission in the Greater Mekong Subregion.”
Additional USG actions and statements commemorating World Malaria Day:
- PMI releases “Fast Facts: The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)”
- USAID IMPACTblog post: “U.S. and Russia Explore Cooperation on the Global Fight against Malaria”
- State Department DipNote Blog: “Winning Battle Against Malaria a Virtuous Cycle”
- Statement from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID): “World Malaria Day 2012”
- Statement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): “Malaria threatens security of millions”
- Peace Corps press release: “Thousands of Peace Corps Volunteers Participate in Malaria Prevention Activities for World Malaria Day”