African countries step up investments to fight malaria, but more needed to reach zero malaria across the continent

2 July 2021, Addis Ababa/Geneva: Today, African countries mark the third anniversary of the Zero Malaria Starts with Me movement. Launched by the African Heads of State and Government in 2018, the campaign is now operational in 20 countries, reinvigorating existing political commitment, accelerating action, mobilizing resources and increasing accountability to eliminate malaria in Africa […]

Private Sector Leaders Declare “Zero Malaria Starts with Me”

On Thursday the 4th March, 2021, over 80 private sector companies were represented at the virtual Private Sector Roundtable, as part of the Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign – a Pan-African movement mobilizing all sectors of society to work towards the elimination of malaria by 2030.   The roundtable event sought to increase the […]

African stars unite youth to “Draw The Line” against malaria and take back their futures

Young people from across the African continent and globally are invited to join the Zero Malaria Starts With Me movement and take action to end the world’s oldest deadliest disease with a bold new campaign: Draw The Line Against Malaria. The campaign is powered by African changemakers, including Eliud Kipchoge, Olympic Gold-medallist and marathon world record-holder; Siya Kolisi, Captain of […]

Asia-Pacific records outstanding progress against malaria, yet COVID-19 pandemic still looms large over a malaria-free future

South-East Asia region on track to achieve 40% reduction in malaria cases by 2020 India reduces cases of malaria cases by 1.2 million over past two years WHO World Malaria Report 2020 shows great strides towards elimination in Asia-Pacific SINGAPORE – 30 November 2020: Today the Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) and the RBM […]

Countries rise to the double challenge of malaria and COVID-19, yet pandemic looms large over a malaria-free future

Africa avoids doubling of malaria deaths in 2020, however, progress continues to flatline in high-burden countries, South-East Asia makes great strides towards malaria elimination, 10 countries across all continents reach zero malaria in the last five years. Geneva, 30 November 2020 — Despite the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries around the world held the line […]

Life-saving malaria campaigns on track in the majority of malaria-affected countries despite COVID-19

Geneva, 1 October 2020 – New data confirms that over 90% of life-saving malaria intervention campaigns scheduled for this year are on track across Africa, Asia and the Americas, helping to protect millions from the disease and avoid a severe increase in malaria cases and deaths in the face of significant challenges posed by the […]

Global athletes unite to keep malaria fight alive during COVID-19

Kenyan world-record-holding marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge South African rugby captain Siya Kolisi South African explorer Saray Khumalo Veteran international footballer Luis Figo Nigerian-American bobsledder and track star Seun Adigun To keep the malaria fight alive and front of mind during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new team of global influencers are joining with youth champions behind the Zero Malaria Starts […]

Ecobank Group spearheads new private sector initiative to end malaria

Zero Malaria Business Leadership Initiative supports global movement for malaria elimination in Africa Today, Ecobank Group confirms its commitment to support ending malaria, launching the first-of-its-kind Zero Malaria Business Leadership Initiative in partnership with Dakar-based not-for-profit strategic communications and advocacy organization, Speak Up Africa. The new programme is set out to drive private-sector engagement on […]

Pan-African movement celebrates two years of country leadership towards zero malaria

Photo credits WHO/T. Trenchard Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign builds on success in 15 countries with a new private sector initiative 2 July 2020, Addis Ababa/Geneva – Today marks the 2nd anniversary of Zero Malaria Starts with Me, the pan-African movement to strengthen national, regional and continental efforts towards a malaria-free Africa. Since its […]

Strong health systems and sustained investment keys to reaching zero malaria

One month before World Malaria Day, the RBM Partnership to End Malaria underscores the need to maintain malaria elimination efforts throughout COVID-19 pandemic Geneva, 25 March 2020 – This World Malaria Day will highlight the importance of robust health and surveillance systems and sustaining malaria prevention and control interventions as the world grapples with COVID-19, helping […]