President's Malaria Initiative

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  • 2005
    President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) is launched with the goal to reduce malaria-related mortality by 50 percent across 15 high-burden countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Expanded to 22 countries including those in the Greater Mekong Subregion.
  • $4.9 billion
    funding to prevent, treat, and control malaria since inception. $500 million spent by the foundation on an average each year.
  • 227 million
    insecticide-treated nets procured.
  • 65 million
    + preventive treatments for pregnant women administered.
  • 421 million
    + antimalarial treatments administered.
  • 307 million
    + rapid diagnostic tests conducted.
  • 6.8 million
    malaria deaths averted primarily among children under five in sub-Saharan Africa as a result of global programs in malaria control, including PMI.
  • 48%
    decline in malaria mortality and 37% decline in malaria cases with the greatest progress occurring after 2005, when PMI was launched.
  • 1.7 million
    Lives of babies and toddlers saved in Africa since the launch, according to a study of its long-term effects.