World Malaria Day

Malaria is the leading cause of illness and death in Uganda.Through the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), the U.S. Government is committed to eradicating malaria and has contributed more than $200 million to malaria programs since 2006.

PMI is making successful contributions to end malaria in Uganda through four key interventions: indoor residual spraying; insecticide-treated nets; intermittent preventive treatment for pregnant women; and diagnosis of malaria and treatment with artemisinin-based combination therapy. Building upon the progress to date in Uganda, PMI is working towards reducing malaria mortality by one-third from 2015 levels.