Since 2005, Ethiopia has made significant steps to expand coverage of key malaria control and prevention interventions throughout the country. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC), through the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), has provided substantial support to the Ethiopian Ministry of Health to achieve its goals in combatting malaria.
PMI’s contributions, together with those of other partners, have led to dramatic improvements in the coverage of malaria control interventions in Ethiopia. Of the major areas that PMI supports, the Malaria Laboratory Diagnosis and Monitoring (MLDM) Activity was instrumental in improving the quality of malaria diagnosis and treatment in Ethiopia. As a result of PMI’s support for diagnosis and treatment, a large proportion of at-risk populations, served by MLDM-supported facilities are benefiting from quality-assured malaria diagnosis.