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The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) releases FY 2010 Operational Plans

In a monthly newsletter, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) announced the release of the FY 2010 Malaria Operational Plans (MOPs) for each of the 15 focus countries. The MOPs provide “a detailed one-year implementation plan for PMI in each designated country and includes a brief review of the current status of malaria control and prevention policies and interventions, identifies challenges and unmet needs if the goals of PMI are to be achieved, and provides a description of planned activities for PMI.”

CRS Report – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Global Health Programs: FY2001-FY2010

From the report summary: “This report explains the role CDC plays in U.S. global health assistance, highlights how much the agency has spent on global health efforts from FY2001 to FY2010, and discusses how funding to each of its programs has changed during this period.”

State Department Releases Fact Sheet on “The U.S. Commitment to Development”

The State Department released a fact sheet titled “The U.S. Commitment to Development” that summarizes the U.S. commitment “to helping the world’s poor through a broad variety of mechanisms.” The fact sheet provides an overview of existing U.S. development programs and initiatives, such as the Millennium Challenge Account and the President’s Global Health Initiative, as well as U.S. involvement in specific issue areas, such as food security, water, and sanitation issues.

Administration statements in observance of World Malaria Day

President Obama, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, U.S. Malaria Coordinator Admiral Tim Ziemer, and NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. summarized and reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to the fight against malaria in official statements observing World Malaria Day.