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.”
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In a statement before the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on the 2001-2010: Decade to Roll Back Malaria in Developing Countries, Ambassador Gerald Scott, United States Senior Area Advisor summarized U.S. efforts to combat Malaria.
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.”
The State Department released a fact sheet titled “The U.S. Commitment to Development” that summarizes the U.S. commitment â€œto helping the worldâ€™s poor through a broad variety of mechanisms.â€ The fact sheet provides an overview of existing U.S. development programs and initiatives, such as the Millennium Challenge Account and the Presidentâ€™s Global Health Initiative, as well as U.S. involvement in specific issue areas, such as food security, water, and sanitation issues.
President Obama submitted the FY 2010 budget to Congress including $53.9 billion for the Department of State and other international programs.
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.
The report provides an overview of the program including successes, challenges, and country specific profiles.