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Private Sector, President's Malaria Initiative Join Forces to Strengthen Angolas Capacity to Control Mosquitoes
Date:2/14/2010

affected by the disease. The President committed an additional $1.2 billion in malaria funding to this Initiative with the goal of reducing malaria-related deaths by 50 percent in 15 focus countries. This will be achieved by expanding coverage of highly effective malaria prevention and treatment measures to 85 percent of the most vulnerable populations - children under 5 years of age and pregnant women. This package of high-impact interventions includes insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs), indoor residual spraying (IRS) with insecticides, intermittent preventive treatment for pregnant women (IPTp), and artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT).

To date, the PMI has contributed $63.45 million in funding ($7.5 million in 2006, $18.5 million in 2007, $18.5 million in 2008, and $18.75 million in 2009) for malaria prevention and treatment in Angola. To this funding is added $3 million made available by the PMI to ERD and ADPP for malaria community programs. Additionally, the ExxonMobil Foundation has provided gifts totaling $3.5 million to USAID over the past 4 years to directly support PMI activities in Angola. For more information visit: http://www.fightingmalaria.gov/.

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