The President's Malaria Initiative
The President's Malaria Initiative (PMI)External Web Site Icon is a U.S. Government initiative designed to cut malaria deaths in half in target countries in sub-Saharan Africa. It was announced on June 30, 2005, when President Bush pledged to increase U.S. funding of malaria prevention and treatment in sub-Saharan Africa by more than $1.2 billion over 5 years (FY2006-FY2010).
In 2008, the Lantos-Hyde Act authorized an expanded U.S. Government malaria program for FY2009–FY2013. With the launch of the Global Health Initiative and a congressional authorization of extended funding, an expanded USG Malaria Strategy (2009–2014) was developed to achieve Africa-wide impact by halving the burden of malaria in 70 percent of at-risk populations in sub-Saharan Africa, or approximately 450 million people. The Global Health Initiative, announced by President Obama in May 2009, includes PMI and other U.S. global health programs in approximately 80 countries worldwide.