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Malawi launches Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign, becoming the 20th country joining continent-wide movement

22 June 2021, Machinga, Malawi – Today, Malawi announced the launch of the country’s national Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign, joining the pan-African movement to strengthen local, national, and regional efforts towards a malaria-free Africa. As part of the campaign, all individuals, families, communities, as well as political, business and religious leaders will be […]

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 […]

Global leaders and champions declare ‘Zero Malaria Starts with Me’ on World Malaria Day

Make sure you read this year’s World Malaria Day highlights here Geneva, 26 April 2021 – From country and business leaders to sports and cultural stars, new champions across the African continent and beyond joined the Zero Malaria Starts with Me movement this World Malaria Day, the global awareness day observed on 25 April. The theme […]

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 […]

Senegal launches the ‘Zero Malaria Business Leadership Initiative’

Dakar, November 21, 2020 – Mr. Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr, Senegal’s Minister of Health and Social Action officially launched the “Zero Malaria! Business Leadership Initiative” this Saturday, November 21, 2020, in the presence of business leaders’ members of the Ecobank network. Ecobank Senegal thus joins Ecobank Benin and becomes the second country to officially launch this […]

Benin launches the ‘Zero Malaria Starts with Me’ campaign and the ‘Zero Malaria Business Leadership Initiative’ to end malaria for good

Cotonou, 17 November 2020 – The Minister of Health of Benin, Professor Benjamin Hounkpatin, has officially launched the Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign in Benin, a joint initiative co-led by the African Union and the RBM Partnership to End Malaria. The campaign launch was paired with the unveiling of the complementary Zero Malaria Business […]

President Kenyatta launches national Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign, strengthening continental leadership towards a malaria-free Africa

Mombasa, 31 October 2020– Today, His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the launch of Kenya’s Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign, joining the pan-African movement to strengthen local, national, and regional efforts towards a malaria-free Africa. As part of the campaign, individuals, families, communities, as well as political and business leaders will be urged to make a personal […]

Malaria elimination finds its rhythm in Sierra Leone

5th October, 2020, Freetown, Sierra Leone Today, 12 talented and committed singers and rappers and champions of the Zero Malaria Starts with Me / Malaria E Don Wan Dae Na Mi Han campaign in Sierra Leone are releasing a song to raise awareness about malaria and to encourage others to join the fight. Listen for […]

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 […]

ALMA statement on the launch of the End Malaria Fund in Mozambique

On behalf of ALMA and our Chair, H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya, I want to congratulate the Republic of Mozambique on the launch of a national end malaria fund. This public-private partnership is an important accomplishment. I applaud the commitment of the Ministry of Health and the government, the private sector, […]

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 […]

Sights Set on Malaria Eradication: Traditional and Religious Leaders Convene with National Governments, Leading Scientists, and Communities Affected by Malaria at 2020 Isdell:Flowers Round Table

Livingstone, Zambia — February 28 2020 –  The global community has its sights set on malaria eradication. The Lancet Commission on Malaria Eradication’s report,  Malaria eradication within a generation: ambitious, achievable, and necessary , released in September 2019, laid out necessary steps to eradicate malaria – a preventable disease that continues to affect the most vulnerable communities throughout […]

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

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 […]

Malaria Media Coalition Launches in Sierra Leone

Official Press Release New journalist network will enhance the pan-African movement to eliminate malaria 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 […]

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On the eve of Zero Malaria Starts with Me 3rd anniversary, the African Union Commission, the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA), the RBM Partnership and Speak Up Africa will host a virtual event exploring recent progress and remaining challenges relating to domestic resource mobilization for malaria control and elimination across Africa. Join us for the “Zero […]

 

 

 

 

 

 

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