A group of children relax under a net in the Oyam district of Northern Uganda. Source: Gilbert Awekofua/Photoshare

The PMI website, managed by USAID, earned The Gold Screen Award in the 2010 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Competition, held by the National Association of Government Communicators. The awards competition recognizes superior government communications products and their producers in 51 categories. Gold Screen Award categories are reserved for audiovisual and multimedia products, including broadcast-related products and websites.

More than 500 entries were received and judged by a prestigious panel of expert judges. The website, accessible at www.pmi.gov and www.fightingmalaria.gov, hosts 12,000 unique visitors per month who view over 30,000 pages.

PMI, led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, addresses poverty on the African continent through its efforts to reduce the burden of malaria. Since 2006, PMI has helped 15 high-burden countries in Africa rapidly scale up highly-effective malaria prevention and treatment interventions.

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