The President’s Malaria Initiative and Peace Corps Announce a New Partnership to Mobilize Against Malaria in Africa

For Immediate Release

Friday, April 22, 2011
USAID Press Office
202-712-4320

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On April 26th, USAID Administrator Shah, Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams, and U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator Rear Admiral Tim Ziemer will announce a partnership between the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and the Peace Corps. The partnership will center on Peace Corps volunteers who, in close collaboration with PMI resident advisors, will support national malaria control programs and expand malaria activities into hard to reach communities throughout Africa. The collaboration is also consistent with the Global Health Initiative’s focus on public partnerships and building country capacity.

Opinion writer for the Washington Post, Michael Gerson will moderate a panel of key leaders who have led the fight against malaria. The panel will discuss how science and technology, forging partnerships, mobilizing at the grassroots level and policy changes have led to this new partnership.

WHO: Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator

Aaron S. Williams, Peace Corps Director

Mark Green, Senior Director US Global Leadership Coalition and Senior Advisor to the Malaria Policy Center

Matt McLaughlin, Program Manager Peace Corps Malaria Initiative for Africa

Professor Awa Marie Coll-Seck, Executive Director Roll Back Malaria Partnership

Andrea Gough, UN Foundation, Manager, Nothing But Nets campaign

Michael Gerson, Opinion Writer for The Washington Post

WHEN:

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 26, 2011

WHERE: Shriver Hall
Peace Corps Headquarters
1111 20th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036

For more information about this event, please contact Ryan Cherlin at rcherlin@usaid.gov.

For more information about USAID and its programs around the world, please visit www.usaid.gov/.

Last updated: May 21, 2012

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