Football legends Luís Figo and Khalilou Fadiga found the Zero Malaria F.C. with the RBM Partnership to increase awareness of malaria across the globe
25 April 2023: On World Malaria Day, football legends Luís Figo and Khalilou Fadiga have teamed up with the RBM Partnership to End Malaria to announce an exciting new initiative: the Zero Malaria F.C..
March 30, 2022 – Today, Ecobank Uganda confirms its commitment to ending malaria by launching the Zero Malaria Business Leadership Initiative (ZMBLI) in Uganda and joining the Malaria-Free Uganda board, announcing a contribution of $120,000 USD.
The aim of the Zero Malaria Business Leadership Initiative is to mobilise private sector companies in the fight against malaria in Africa in order to achieve a malaria-free continent within a generation.
10 March 2022, Yaoundé, Cameroon – Cameroon’s Minister of Public Health, H.E. Dr. Manaouda Malachie, announced today the launch of the country’s national Stop Malaria! campaign, becoming the 24th country in Africa to join the Zero Malaria Starts with Me movement.
7 February 2022 - Today, the RBM Partnership to End Malaria welcomes H.E. Ambassador Cessouma Minata Samate as Commissioner for Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development (HHS) of the African Union (AU) Commission.
In this influential leadership role, H.E. Ambassador Samate will play a vital role in driving policy action and continental response towards the end of malaria in Africa by 2030. She takes on this role after H.E. Amira Elfadil, whose leadership was fundamental in mobilizing and empowering African communities to take ownership of the fight against malaria through the instrumental pan-African campaign, Zero Malaria Starts with Me. The campaign, co-led by the RBM Partnership to End Malaria, has launched in 23 AU Member States, with more on the cusp of joining.
Dr Abdourahmane Diallo, CEO of the RBM Partnership, says: “I welcome H.E. Ambassador Samate’s appointment, which comes at a crucial moment in our fight against malaria. The AU Commission has offered vital long-standing support to the RBM Partnership, and under H.E. Ambassador Samate’s leadership, we look forward to working together to protect hard-won gains against the disease and accelerate progress towards our goal of malaria elimination by 2030.”
Before she was elected Commissioner, H.E. Ambassador Samate was the Ambassador of Burkina Faso in Ethiopia, where she also held the position of Permanent Representative to the African Union until her election as AU Commissioner for Political Affairs in 2017.
14 December, Windhoek, Namibia – Namibia has become the 22nd country in Africa to launch the Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign at an event attended by national political figures and representatives from regional and international partners
The Zero Malaria Starts with Me movement, endorsed by African Union leaders, calls on all individuals, families, communities, as well as political, business and religious leaders to make a personal commitment to step up the fight against the disease.