Spanning four Administrations, the U.S. has had a remarkable impact on the progress against malaria. As the largest funder of global efforts to prevent, control and end malaria, sustaining U.S. investments and leadership in the malaria fight is critical. Click here for an overview of U.S. investments in malaria.
U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)
PMI was launched by President George W. Bush in 2005, significantly expanded by President Barack Obama and recently expanded further by President Donald J. Trump. PMI seeks to reduce the burden of malaria and help relieve poverty.
The U.S. Congress has been at the forefront of the malaria fight, providing robust funding for life-saving interventions. Chaired by senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) and congressmen Chris Smith (R - NJ) and Gregory Meeks (D-NY), the Senate and House Caucuses on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases provide critical leadership on global health.
U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC helped eliminate malaria from the U.S. in 1951 and continues to implement PMI interventions, monitor malaria globally, prevent reintroduction of malaria into the U.S., and test new ways of fighting the disease.
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR)
Part of the Department of Defense's health research network, WRAIR studies malaria prevention and treatment in order to protect military personnel deployed to countries where malaria transmission exists. WRAIR's research has contributed to every single drug discovery in the history of the malaria fight. Learn more about WRAIR and U.S. Navy facilities studying malaria interventions in the field below:
American volunteers in the Peace Corps bring malaria prevention activities directly to communities in >12 African countries 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 cutting-edge research on malaria and strategies for fighting the disease.