World Malaria Day – PMI Report
Today, World Malaria Day, marks the release of the sixth annual President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Report to Congress. In 11 PMI focus countries, all-cause mortality rates among children under five years of age have dropped between 16 and 50 percent. PMI recently released a comprehensive external evaluation of its first five years (FY 2006–FY 2010), showing that PMI has made substantial progress toward meeting its goal of reducing under-five child mortality in most of the 15 focus countries.
MEASURE Evaluation’s work in malaria includes developing indicators, data collection tools, and guidance on M&E of malaria control programs. It also has an extensive portfolio of methodological research, training programs, and capacity building activities to develop a cadre of global M&E professionals. In October 2011, MEASURE Evaluation helped support the first Kenya National Malaria Forum.