An Unprecedented 12 months within the Malaria Combat – Prime Tales of 2020 – World

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2020 was not an easy year. Despite the historical challenges, the critical work of PMI continued. As we look back on the year, we applaud the partnerships that enabled both the celebratory milestones and the ongoing momentum to end malaria and save lives.

At the end of the year, here is a brief review of our top stories from 2020:

  1. Continuing the fight against malaria during the COVID-19 pandemic – Despite the global health crisis, PMI and our partners have adapted quickly Continue our vital malaria Job. We have protected almost 160 million people with mosquito nets, 7.5 million children with us Preventive medicine during the high malaria seasonand 13 million people from ** indoor spraying **, which kills mosquitoes. In cooperation with Facebook, We reached out to 4.7 million users to encourage them to still get tested for malaria if they have a fever.

  2. # 15YearsOfPMI – The launch of PMI by George W. Bush on June 30, 2005 marked a turning point in the fight against malaria. Here are “15 Things About PMI on the 15th Anniversary of Its Inception”. To commemorate this anniversary, Malaria No More and the African Leaders Malaria Alliance hosted a virtual event where executives from Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal and Zambia shared their efforts to end malaria in partnership with PMI. The American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene held one virtual fireside chat between the former and current US Global Malaria Coordinators.

  3. Distribution of the two billionth mosquito net ** – The malaria community commemorated a major Milestone ** in the distribution of the two billionth insecticide-treated net. PMI bought 300 million of these networks and helped distribute even more. Why are networks important? Approximately 450 million cases of malaria were prevented due to netting between 2005 and 2015 – and increased delivery of nets means more people are protected.

  4. The International Year of the Nurse and Midwife – Health workers like Amicha in Ivory Coast and Jenifer in Ghana play an essential role in the prevention and treatment of malaria, especially in vulnerable pregnant women. PMI prides itself on providing training, supportive supervision, medication, and resources to make their jobs possible.

  5. Renewed commitment to the prevention of malaria in pregnancy PMI joined the RBM partnership Call to action Accelerating and scaling up Intermittent Preventive Care During Pregnancy (IPTp) in sub-Saharan Africa. Despite progress, two-thirds of eligible pregnant women are not receiving the recommended three doses of medication. We will continue to work with our partners to ensure that millions of pregnant women experience the safe and healthy pregnancies and births they deserve – in fact during COVID-19.

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