Rear Admiral Timothy Ziemer, who serves as Coordinator of the U.S. Global Malaria Programs, wrote about global successes against malaria achieved by U.S. government programs, in partnership with Catholic Relief Services and others. He wrote:
In the past year, Americans, through PMI [the President’s Malaria Intiative], protected over 45 million people with a prevention measure (insecticide-treated nets and/or indoor residual spraying), as well as procured more than 48 million antimalarial treatments and more than 51 million rapid diagnostic tests.
Success is a triumph of partnership — the initiative was launched by President George W. Bush and expanded under President Barack Obama. We have benefited from strong bipartisan support in the Senate and House. And with host country government leadership, donors, partners like the Peace Corps, and countless groups like Lutheran World Relief, Catholic Relief Services, Malaria No More, and Nothing But Nets — we are taking malaria and other public health interventions the last critical mile, to communities in the most remote parts of malaria endemic Africa.
For more about how CRS is preventing malaria, read:
Malaria: Success Against a Persistent Disease
World Malaria Day: Op-Ed by Carolyn Woo in the Baltimore Sun
CRS World Report: CRS Distributes Bed Nets to Prevent Malaria