PMI aims to achieve high and sustained national coverage rates for malaria prevention and treatment efforts. Toward this end, PMI attempts to promote increased funding by host governments of their own national malaria control programs. PMI engages these programs throughout the assessment, planning, and implementation phases of the in-country malaria control strategy in order to promote host country investment. Active involvement of community, NGO, and private sector organizations in malaria control at all levels is also sought and funded through PMI.
Another planned sustainability strategy is increased diversification and long-term funding by donors and partners. In this regard, legislation reauthorizing the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) also helps to continue the activities of PMI. On July 30, The Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008 went into effect. Among other provisions, the law authorizes $48 billion to combat global HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis over the next five fiscal years and substantially increases U.S. assistance to prevent and treat malaria through insecticide treated bed nets, indoor residual spraying, access to anti-malarial drugs and other tools.