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:

Mozambique: Zero malária começa comigo

Launched June 2018
Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique.

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).

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.

Senegal: Zéro palu, Je m’engage

Launched April 2014
Community health workers supporting malaria elimination in Senegal.

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).