U.S. President's Malaria Initiative

A mother and baby standing by their mosquito net

The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) supports 24 partner countries in sub-Saharan Africa and three programs in the Greater Mekong Subregion in Southeast Asia to control and eliminate malaria. PMI delivers cost-effective, life-saving malaria interventions—such as insecticide-treated bed nets, indoor residual spraying, and essential medicines—alongside catalytic technical and operational assistance to equip and empower partner countries to end malaria. PMI is a multi-agency initiative, led by USAID and co-implemented with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). PMI also has strong support from, and collaborates closely with, the Department of Defense; the National Institutes of Health; Peace Corps; and other U.S. departments, agencies, and programs. To learn more about the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative, visit pmi.gov.


Today, PMI’s programs benefit at least 570 million people at risk of malaria. Since 2006, in countries where PMI works, global efforts have supported a 27 percent drop in malaria case rates and a 60 percent decline in malaria death rates. Child mortality has also fallen dramatically across PMI-supported African countries. See PMI's FY 2019 Annual Report for more information on impact and results.

PMI has distributed millions of lifesaving commodities
Graphic showing decreases in child mortality across PMI partner countries
Percent reductions in all-cause mortality for children under five years of age in PMI-supported African countries.
The 22 countries highlighted in blue have at least two data points from nationwide household surveys that measured all-cause mortality in children under the age of five.


Last updated: October 07, 2020

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