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TitleExternal Evaluation Of The President’s Malaria Initiative Final Report
AuthorsJonathon Simon, Kojo Yeboah-Antwi, Allan Schapira, Mohammadou Kabir Cham, Rosemary Barber-Madden, and Mohamad Ibrahim Brooks
PublisherUSAID
LocationWashington, DC
Year2011
Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) is an interagency initiative led by USAID and implemented together with CDC. It is overseen by a U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator and an Interagency Steering Group made up of representatives from USAID, CDC/HHS, the Department of State, the Department of Defense, the National Security Council, and the Office of Management and Budget.  The goal of PMI is to reduce malaria-related deaths by 50% in 15 countries that have a high burden of malaria through proven curative and preventive interventions, including insecticidetreated nets (ITNs), indoor residual spraying (IRS), intermittent preventive treatment for pregnant women (IPTp), and artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs). In late May 2011, PMI commissioned an external evaluation team to review the first five years (FY06-FY10) of PMI’s activities. Over the course of seven months, the evaluation team reviewed extensive documentation; interviewed key personnel in Washington, Atlanta, and Geneva; conducted five country site visits (Angola, Malawi, Rwanda, Senegal, and Zambia); and conducted e-mail and telephone interviews with malaria program personnel from the other 10 PMI focus countries.
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