Along with the U.S. Government, we need the support of other donor countries and of endemic country governments to rally global support.
U.S. MALARIA FUNDING
The US Government supports the fight against malaria in several different ways. The primary vehicles are direct support to countries through the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), support delivered through the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and funding the research and development of tools for the malaria fight.
president’s malaria initiative
The President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) was launched in 2005 to reduce the burden of malaria and help relieve poverty in Africa. PMI, in partnership with USAID and CDC, expands coverage of highly effective malaria prevention and treatment measures in high-burden countries in Africa and areas combating drug resistance in the Greater Mekong Subregion in Asia.
Between 2005-2013, PMI distributed over 80 million insecticide-treated nets, over 65 million RDTs, and over 185 million ACT treatments, as well as protected over 17 million pregnant women with preventive drugs.
The U.S. Congress has been at the forefront of the fight against malaria, consistently providing robust funding for interventions and research. Chaired by Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Congressmen Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) and Gregory Meeks (D-NY), the Senate and House Caucuses on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases provide critical leadership on global health.
Centers for Disease Control
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) helped eliminate malaria from the U.S. in 1951 and continues to work to implement PMI interventions alongside USAID, monitor malaria around the world, prevent reintroduction of malaria into the U.S. and test various ways of fighting the disease.
Walter Reed Army
Institute of Research
As part of the Department of Defense's research network, the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) studies malaria prevention and treatment in order to protect American military personnel deployed to malaria-endemic countries. WRAIR's research in mosquito control as well as vaccine and drug development contribute to advances that benefit all populations at risk of malaria. In addition, WRAIR and US Navy facilities around the world study malaria interventions in the field.
American volunteers in the Peace Corps bring malaria prevention activities directly to communities in more than a dozen countries in Africa as part of the "Stomp Out Malaria" Initiative.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides crucial funding and expertise for research on malaria and strategies for fighting the disease.