In Recognition of Rear Admiral Tim Ziemer’s Incredible Contribution to the Global Fight Against Malaria
On 17 January 2017, Admiral Tim Ziemer formally concluded his role as Global Coordinator of the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI).
Appointed in June 2006, Admiral Ziemer has served as the U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator for the past ten years, leading the Initiative across two Administrations. This historic U.S. Government initiative was launched by President Bush in 2005 and was continued and expanded under President Obama's administration. PMI have been a critical and pivotal partner and donor to the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership since its inception and their continued funding, guidance and support have ensured RBM has continued to grow, evolve, and thrive.
Admiral Ziemer has been widely recognized as “one of the most quietly effective leaders in public health.” Under Admiral Ziemer’s Leadership PMI has made an incredible contribution to the fight against malaria with over USD 4 billion committed to malaria projects globally since 2006. Since he took on the role, he has presided over a decade of unprecedented progress in the malaria fight leading to a 29% reduction in malaria mortality rates globally since 2010.
As an active RBM Board Member, Admiral Ziemer has made an unparalleled personal contribution to the RBM Partnership. His many achievements have included his crucial role as Co-Chair of the RBM Transition Oversight Committee (TOC), where he expertly co-led the Partnership through a period of significant change, transition, and transformation between 2015 and 2016.
The current RBM Board Chair, Dr. Winnie Mpanju-Shumbusho, warmly thanked and congratulated Admiral Ziemer for his personal contribution:
“Admiral Ziemer's experience, expertise and dedication have been an incredible asset to the RBM Partnership and his personal contribution to the fight against malaria cannot be underestimated”
Dr. Winnie Mpanju-Shumbusho, MD; MPH; M.MED.
Board Chair, Roll Back Malaria Partnership
The RBM Board Leadership are delighted to confirm that Admiral Ziemer will continue in his role as an RBM Board Member in his personal capacity, so that it can continue to draw on his expert input, insight, and guidance as it moves forward.
The RBM Partnership wishes to place on record its sincere appreciation and thanks for the immense contribution of Rear Admiral Ziemer and wish him well for all of his future endeavours.