Countries

Zero Malaria Starts with Me across Africa

Zero Malaria Starts with Me is a pan-African movement to strengthen national, regional, and continental malaria efforts. Learn about the campaign’s impact in the countries below:

Eswatini

King of Eswatini launches End Malaria Fund as part of national Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign

3 June 2019


On 31 May 2019, His Majesty King Mswati III launched the End Malaria Fund in Mandvulo, Lozitha, Kingdom of Eswatini, as part of the “Zero Malaria Starts with Me” campaign. The Fund will close the US$ 5 million funding gap required to meet the bold and ambitious targets of the Revised Malaria Elimination Strategic Plan (2015-2020) to eliminate Malaria in the Kingdom of Eswatini.

Read the full press release here.


Ethiopia

Ethiopia becomes the 10th African nation to join Zero Malaria Starts With Me Movement

3 October 2019


This week Ethiopia announced the launch of its national Zero Malaria Starts With Me campaign, to help accelerate malaria elimination. Launched by His Excellency Mr Demeke Mekonnen, Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia, the country becomes the 10th nation to join the continent-wide movement.

Read the full press release here.


Ghana

Sierra Leone and Ghana declare “Zero Malaria Starts with Me” this World Malaria Day

1 May 2019

On World Malaria Day, we are proud to announce that Comic Relief and GSK are supporting the roll-out of the Zero Malaria Starts With Me campaign in two new countries – Ghana and Sierra Leone.

Both countries will be supported in their efforts to step up the fight against the disease; by advocacy action tank Speak Up Africa, which is partnering with Comic Relief, GSK and the RBM Partnership to end malaria.

Read the full press release here. 


Mauritania


Mozambique

Zero malária começa comigo

Launched June 2018

Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President of Mozambique, launched his country’s Zero Malaria Starts with Me (Zero malaria começa comigo) campaign in June 2018 at the Maputo Malaria Forum. In Mozambique, the campaign will increase the effectiveness of investments in the malaria fight through improving cooperation among State, civil society, the private sector, and community actors. At the launch, the President said: “It is time to act decisively and act together because only through focused and coordinated work can we improve our effectiveness in the malaria fight.”

Read the press release of the launch here (in Portuguese).


Niger

Niger commits to the elimination of malaria with support from Her Excellency Aïssata Issoufou

Launched October 2018

On Thursday, 18 October 2018, Niger launched the Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign at the Palais des Congrès in Niamey in the presence of key players in the fight against malaria in Niger and worldwide.

Endorsed by 55 African Heads of State at the 31st Summit of the African Union in July 2018, the Zero Malaria Starts With Me campaign is an initiative of the AU Commission and the RBM Partnership to End Malaria to engage all members of society towards the elimination of the disease from the African continent.

“I declare launched the pan-African campaign Zero Malaria Starts with Me in Niger. Long live multilateral cooperation for a Niger without malaria!” said the Minister of Public Health, Dr Idi Illiassou Mainassara.

Read the full press release here. 


Rwanda

Rwanda launches Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign, reaffirming commitment to ending the disease

Launched March 2020

10 March 2020 – Today, Rwanda joins the Zero Malaria Starts with Me movement, in a drive to accelerate malaria elimination across the African continent.

The Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign, launched in 2018 by H.E. President Paul Kagame of Rwanda in his role as Chair of the African Union, seeks to build community ownership of malaria efforts and increase political commitment for malaria elimination.

As part of the campaign, all Rwandans will be urged to step up the fight against the disease, from political leaders to the private sector and local communities.

Read the full press release here. 


Senegal

Zéro palu, Je m’engage

Launched April 2014

The Senegal National Malaria Control Programme, alongside PATH and Speak Up Africa, launched “Zero Malaria Starts with Me” (Zero Palu, Je m’engage!) in 2014. The nationwide campaign builds community ownership over malaria efforts and increases awareness of and political commitment for malaria elimination among key stakeholders to ensure the fight remains a national priority.

Read more about the campaign here (in French).

 

Senegal and The Gambia join forces in the fight against malaria

Launched May 2019

Today, the governments of Senegal and The Gambia officially launched a joint campaign to distribute 11 million mosquito nets to fight malaria. This is the first cooperative effort to synchronize nationwide mass net distribution on both sides of the international border, supported by the US President’s Malaria Initiative and the Global Fund.

Read more here.


Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone and Ghana declare “Zero Malaria Starts with Me” this World Malaria Day

1 May 2019

On World Malaria Day, we are proud to announce that Comic Relief and GSK are supporting the roll-out of the Zero Malaria Starts With Me campaign in two new countries – Ghana and Sierra Leone.

Both countries will be supported in their efforts to step up the fight against the disease; by advocacy action tank Speak Up Africa, which is partnering with Comic Relief, GSK and the RBM Partnership to end malaria.

Read the full press release here. 

Malaria Media Coalition Launches in Sierra Leone

Launched February 2020

6 February 2020, Freetown, Sierra Leone – Today, with support from the National Malaria Control Program and Speak Up Africa, a new media coalition in Sierra Leone has been launched as part of the pan-African Zero Malaria Starts with Me movement to eliminate malaria by 2030.

The Malaria Media Coalition seeks to engage journalists in Sierra Leone by:
• Energising journalists to report on malaria and take an active role in the Zero Malaria Starts with Me movement;
• Providing support and sharing resources to aid reporting on malaria;
• Creating a collaborative platform to drive engagement on malaria.

Read the full press release here.


Tanzania

Tanzania joins Zero Malaria Starts With Me movement on SADC Malaria day

3 October 2019


8 November 2019 – Today, the United Republic of Tanzania announced the launch of its first national Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign, becoming the 11th nation to join the ever-growing Pan-African movement, co-led by the RBM Partnership to End Malaria and the African Union.

Read the full press release here.


Uganda

Mass Action Against Malaria

Launched April 2018

Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda. Picture credit: British High Commission, Kampala.

Launched by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, Mass Action Against Malaria, or MAAM, is a nation-wide campaign to eliminate malaria from Uganda. As part of the campaign, Uganda committed to increasing dedicated domestic funds for fighting the disease and will hold a Parliamentary Forum on Malaria to ensure existing policies support their goal.

Read more about MAAM here.


Zambia

End Malaria Council

Launched April 2018

Picture credit: Zambia National Malaria Elimination Centre.

Zambian President Edgar Lungu launched the End Malaria Council in pursuit the country’s ambitious goal of malaria elimination by 2021. Zambia has increased domestic funding for its malaria programs from US$8 million to $25 million and has complemented the use of bed nets, indoor residual spraying, and access to treatment with an 8,000-member volunteer community health worker network.

Read President Lungu’s announcement here.

Isdell:Flowers Cross Border Malaria Initiative unites governments, religious groups and communities in support of Zero Malaria Starts with Me

Launched March 2019

Picture credit: Constance Njovu, Regional Coordinator, Isdell:Flowers Cross Border Malaria Initiative.

Livingstone, Zambia – On February 28th and March 1st, 2019 malaria partners joined together at the Annual Round Table hosted by the J.C. Flowers Foundation’s Isdell:Flowers Cross Border Malaria Initiative.

The Isdell:Flowers Cross Border Malaria Initiative partners with national governments, the Anglican Church, NGOs, and community members to eliminate malaria along the shared borders of Angola, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Read more here.  


 

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