The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative: One of the Best Investments in Global Health

Catalyzing transformative impact in the global fight to end malaria

15 Years, 27 Countries, Millions of Lives: Reflecting on PMI’s Global Impact

Since its inception in 2005, U.S. bipartisan leaders have recognized the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) as one of the best investments in global health. With year-over-year budget increases from $66 million in 2006 to $746 million in 2020, the initiative expanded from 3 to 27 countries over the last fifteen years, and today protects more than 700 million people from malaria each year.

This compendium offers snapshots of PMI’s 15 years of impact in the highest malaria burden countries.

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The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative:

  • Saves hundreds of thousands lives each year mostly children-under 5 and pregnant women every year; and contributed to saving 7.6 million lives and preventing 1.5 billion malaria cases since 2000
  • Delivers millions of cost-effective, life-saving malaria interventions every year in 27 countries
  • Trains and equips over 160K community health workers each year
  • Helps keep the U.S. and countries safer by working in partnership to build stronger, more resilient health systems that can tackle diseases from malaria to COVID-19
  • Contributes to substantial gains in education, productivity and economic development

15 Years of Life-Saving Progress in the Fight to End Malaria

Since 2005, PMI, together with its partners, helped countries diagnose, prevent, treat and monitor malaria, and drove malaria case rates down by 29% and malaria death rates down by 60%



People, including pregnant women and children



Insecticide-treated nets, rapid diagnostic tests, fast-acting medicines



Disease monitoring and surveillance sites in 27 countries



Health worker trainings

15X Malaria Impact: Country Spotlights

“Ending malaria matters…because it builds health systems that keep us all safer, including networks of community health workers, clinics and labs that help us fight malaria while protecting us from emerging threats like COVID-19. But ending malaria also matters because…ending malaria, one of history’s deadliest pandemics, within our generation will inspire hope. And hope is worth fighting for.”

– Dr. Raj Panjabi, U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator

Fifteen years into its life-saving work, PMI shows us how we can do just that—read on to find out how.

One Big Opportunity: Ending Malaria and Preventing the Next Pandemic

From Angola to Zimbabwe, it’s clear that U.S. investments in global health pay off, especially when it comes to ending malaria. As PMI has expanded over the last 15 years, so has its impact––and the lessons we can learn from it.

Saving lives; transforming communities; building more equitable health systems; and, responding to and preventing pandemics require greater investments in PMI.

The story doesn’t end here. PMI continues to actively work with partners in country and around the world to reach the unreached, make health systems stronger and better for the people they serve, all on the road to ending malaria and keeping the world safer.

Learn more at and on Twitter #15yearsofPMI


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Video: A message from H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete on World Malaria Day

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Video: A message from H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on World Malaria Day

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15 Years of Fueling the Fight to End Malaria in Africa - Highlight Reel

Working towards a malaria-free Africa, leaders from Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal, and Zambia share with Vox’s Dylan Matthews their efforts to end malaria in partnership with the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative.


Video: 15 Years of PMI: A Celebration with Ken Staley and Tim Ziemer

The American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH) hosted a celebration of PMI at their 2020 annual meeting with a virtual fireside chat.

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15 Years of Fueling the Fight to End Malaria in Africa

As countries take action to avoid a dual crisis from malaria and COVID-19, African and U.S. leaders discuss the transformative impact of 15 years of partnership contributing to life-saving progress.


Video: 15 Years of PMI's Transformative Impact

The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative is one of the best investments the United States can make in global health and development.

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