Advocacy, Partnerships and Resource Mobilization

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Advocacy, partnership and resource mobilization for Malaria Control and elimination are strategic areas of WHO/AFRO work and cooperation with Member States. The Malaria programme at AFRO works to ensure that malaria prevention and control remains high on the public health agenda through advocating for more resources, collaborating with technical and funding agencies as well as supporting countries to raise additional resources.

The Malaria Programme works with the AFRO Partnership and Resource Mobilization (PRM) unit to raise awareness and mobilize resources through various global health initiatives and funding mechanisms and bilateral such as UN Agencies, US/PMI, USAID, DFID, World Bank Booster, GFATM, AMFm, World Economic Forum AfDB, UNITAID, CIDA, SIDA, BMGF, UNF, UNEP, Italian, French, Belgium, Danish, and other bilateral partners.

Key achievements include:

  • Contribution to AU and Regional Economic Communities health strategies and partnership development.
  • Joint planning and country support with UN agencies, multilateral, bilateral and NGOs.
  • Joint policy guidance with partners on key interventions
  • Contribution to Roll-Back Malaria Board, Working Groups, task forces and Sub-Regional Networks and task forces.
  • Contribution to the development of the Global Malaria Action Plan
  • Access by more than 30 countries to GFATM and other funding initiatives through WHO technical support for proposals developments.
  • Advocacy and communication to countries on World Malaria Day, WHO Regional Committee  and other key events.
  • Capacity development for malaria control through international and national Malaria Courses in collaboration with the World Bank, the Russian Federation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Martinovski Institute, West African Health Organization (WAHO), Organisation de Coordination pour les Endémies en Afrique Centrale (OCEAC), Institut Régional de Santé Publique de Ouidah - Bénin (IRSP ) and Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute (EHNRI).
  • Support and collaboration with Technical Experts Groups, Academic and Research Institutions (CDC, MIM/TDR, EVIP-NET, ANVR, WARN and regional drug Efficacy Monitoring networks).
  • Policy guidance and technical support to Public Private partnership initiatives.