For Immediate Release
Admiral Timothy Ziemer, the U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator and leader of the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)visited Mozambique last week, to witness the impact of U.S. support in efforts to roll-back malaria in Mozambique.
During his stay in Mozambique Admiral Ziemer met with the Minister of Health and other organizations that partner with the Government of Mozambique’s contributing to the national strategy to eliminate malaria. Besides visiting the National Malaria Research Laboratory and the National Entomology Laboratory, located in Maputo, Admiral Ziemer also visited the Health Research Centre in Manhiça to discuss the collaboration that PMI extends to the malaria research conducted in that reputable center.
The United States is committed to partnership with Mozambique on the critical fight again malaria, which will help to build a healthier, more prosperous Mozambican population. The U.S. Government through the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) is one of the main donors for the malaria prevention and treatment interventions in Mozambique. The U.S. Government has provided over $184 million in Foreign Assistance since 2007 towards malaria control efforts in Mozambique.
Since 2007 PMI has distributed approximately 6.3 million long lasting insecticide treated nets, free-of-charge through campaigns to children younger than 5 and prenatal clinics. PMI has also helped the National Malaria Control Program in the conduction of indoor residual spraying with the aim of covering 40% of the population, which amounts to about 8 million. In addition to these activities PMI has been actively involved in various diagnosis and treatment activities, such as in the production of diagnostic manuals, purchase of microscopes, doing refresher trainings, amongst others.
Since 2007, PMI has been the primary source of first line malaria medicines in-country, having procured and distributed over 20 million treatments.
Last updated: March 04, 2013