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WASHINGTON, January 29, 2007 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rear Admiral Timothy Ziemer (U.S. Navy, retired), the President's Malaria Coordinator, announced his intent to name Dr. Bernard Nahlen to serve as Deputy Coordinator of the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI). Dr. Nahlen is a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Public Heath Service and has most recently served as Senior Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation, at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

As Deputy Coordinator, Dr. Nahlen will assist the Coordinator in directing the PMI, an historic $1.2 billion, five-year initiative announced by President Bush in 2005 to control malaria in Africa. His specific responsibilities will include serving as the Senior Technical Advisor to the Coordinator providing guidance on malaria technical issues and program interventions; assisting in country programs, program facilitation, policy coordination, coherence and implementation among all U.S. Government (USG) agencies and other recipients of USG funds for malaria prevention and treatment.

The goal of the PMI is to assist national malaria control programs to cut malaria-related deaths by 50 percent in fifteen target countries in Africa. This goal will be achieved by reaching 85 percent of the most vulnerable groups -- children under five years of age and pregnant women -- with proven and effective prevention and treatment control measures. PMI uses a comprehensive approach to prevent and treat malaria supporting four key areas; indoor spraying of homes with insecticides, insecticide-treated mosquito nets, lifesaving anti-malarial drugs, and treatment to prevent malaria in pregnant women. The initiative is a collaborative USG effort led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the Department of State, the White House, and others.

Dr. Nahlen was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he graduated from medical school after completing undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame. He completed a residency in Family Practice at the University of California at San Francisco before joining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1986 as an Epidemic Intelligence Officer assigned to the Malaria Branch. In 1989 he completed a second residency in Preventive Medicine and was later served as Deputy Director of the Los Angeles County AIDS Epidemiology Program.

For more information about USAID's malaria programs and the PMI, please visit: http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/global_health/id/malaria/index.html

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