President’s Malaria Initiative

Launched in 2005, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) represented a major five-year, US$1.265 billion expansion of U.S. resources for malaria control. Led by the United States Agency for International Development and implemented in partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, PMI strives to reduce malaria morbidity and mortality in 19 focus countries in Africa and one regional program in the Greater Mekong Subregion of Southeast Asia. 

PMI seeks to prevent and treat malaria, especially among vulnerable populations (pregnant women and children under five years of age). The program uses four highly effective interventions:

  • Insecticide-treated mosquito nets,
  • Indoor residual spraying with insecticides,
  • Intermittent preventive treatment for pregnant women, and
  • Prompt use of artemisinin-based combination therapies for people diagnosed with malaria.