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 the fight against malaria in Africa. It supports the Pan-African Zero Malaria Starts with Me Movement, led by the African Union and the RBM Partnership to End Malaria launched two years ago today by African Heads of States at the 31st African Union Summit in Nouakchott. The collaboration will support malaria affected countries across the continent, starting with Benin, Burkina Faso and Senegal by advocating for stronger political will, increased funding, and stronger targeted disease elimination responses. The campaign’s objectives are three-fold:
- Foster domestic resource mobilization for sustained financing of malaria control and elimination programs
- Mobilize businesses and business leaders to contribute to the reduction and elimination of malaria;
- Leverage Ecobank’s networks and partners to reinforce or create collaborative platforms.