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Malaria Control and Elimination

Project Title: U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) Impact Malaria Project


The U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) Impact Malaria Project is led by Population Services International (PSI) with subcontractors Medical Care Development International (MCDI), Jhpiego, Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) at UCSF, and several smaller resource partners.


(From PMI Impact Malaria Project Brief)


PMI Impact Malaria is working with PMI focus countries and partners to make malaria diagnosis and drug-based prevention and treatment more accessible and effective for those most at risk, particularly young children and pregnant women. To this end, the PMI Impact Malaria team is providing implementation support and technical assistance in health facility and community settings in up to 24 countries in Africa and three in Asia, and is committed to delivering on four core principles across all activities:

  1. Deliver at scale, addressing entrenched challenges and drawing on team members’ experience and thought leadership to scale proven interventions, overcome bottlenecks, and introduce innovations.
  2. Generate and share evidence to improve performance management, by supporting solutions that rapidly deploy data "from field to fingertips" to empower teams and bring decision-makers closer to actionable evidence that can inform policy, practice, and funding.
  3. Build capacity for high quality malaria service delivery, through rigorous in-country capacity building and country-to-country and global technical assistance from recognized malaria experts. PMI Impact Malaria is leveraging both in-house expertise and the extensive professional networks of its team members.
  4. Reinvigorate global technical leadership, harnessing unparalleled technical expertise and leadership across all major global malaria technical working groups and longstanding relationships with national malaria control programs. PMI Impact Malaria is bolstering the linkage of global dialogue with country systems to improve malaria service delivery and accelerate the translation of country learning into international practice.

MCDI is serving as the malaria diagnostics technical lead for the project, drawing on experience under the PMI IMaD and MalariaCare projects.


Current Countries: Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Zambia

Partners: Population Services International (PSI) with subcontractors Medical Care Development International (MCDI), Jhpiego, Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) at UCSF, and several smaller resource partners

Donor: USAID/President's Malaria Initiative

Duration: 2018-2023


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