Latest News: 2018

Nomination and Selection Pack for the RBM Partnership Board

Since 1998, the RBM Partnership to End Malaria (formerly Roll Back Malaria) has been central to the global fight against malaria. The past twenty years have seen tremendous gains in reducing the burden of disease and progressing towards malaria elimination. The success of the RBM Partnership in harmonising partner action against malaria has enabled us

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RBM Partnership congratulates Paraguay on eliminating malaria

Global partnership urges countries close to elimination to stay committed to beating the preventable but deadly disease 11 June 2018 – Today, the nation of Paraguay is celebrating breaking free from the burden of malaria – a disease that claims a child’s life every two minutes – with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) announcement that

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Country ownership in the spotlight

As Ministers of Health from around the globe gathered in Geneva for the 71st World Health Assembly (WHA) last month, country ownership in global malaria response took the spotlight. Country owned and country led efforts is what drives the RBM Partnership to End Malaria. Country ownership means walking the talk, and this furthermore means domestic

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RBM Annual Partners’ Meeting

The RBM Partnership to End Malaria held its first Annual Partners’ meeting on 20 May 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland at the Movenpick hotel. The occasion gathered partners and stakeholders before the commencement of the 71st World Health Assembly (WHA) in order to brief them on the status of malaria around the world, key innovations and

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This World Malaria Day, we’re ready to beat malaria – are you?

Activities take place across the world to celebrate progress against malaria and encourage political, scientific and personal commitments to end the disease for good. 25th April marks the tenth World Malaria Day and the culmination of a month of worldwide action against the disease at a time when global malaria cases are on the rise

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Commonwealth leaders respond to a global call to action and commit to halve malaria across the Commonwealth by 2023

On Wednesday 18 April 2018, in the culmination of a week of focus on a disease at a crossroads, the 53 leaders of Commonwealth nations committed to halve the burden of malaria across the Commonwealth within five years. Backed by financial, political and scientific commitments worth over £2.9bn ($4.1bn) made at the Malaria Summit London

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RBM Partnership welcomes Dr Kenneth Staley as Global Malaria Coordinator of the United States President’s Malaria Initiative

The RBM Partnership to End Malaria joins in congratulating Dr Kenneth Staley on his appointment as the next Global Malaria Coordinator of the United States President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI). PMI is the leading United States Government entity working to prevent and control, and ultimately end, malaria across the globe. It has been credited directly with

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Transforming into a multi-sectoral partnership

Since its inception, the RBM Partnership to End Malaria has worked at the intersection of health and sustainable development, in recognition of the fact that malaria is a disease that thrives in and results in poverty. Through its Strategic Plan 2018-2020, the Partnership seeks to promote developmental strategies that aspire to eradicate poverty to take

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Global action urged with a month to go before World Malaria Day

April set to be a crucial month in the fight against malaria, as global leaders, scientists and activists unite to beat the disease. With one month to go until World Malaria Day, April 25th, the RBM Partnership to End Malaria is calling on political and business leaders, scientists and citizens worldwide to declare they are

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RBM Partnership to End Malaria CEO Becomes a Gender Champion

  On the occasion of International Women’s Day, 8 March, Dr Kesete Admasu, CEO of the RBM Partnership to End Malaria, has joined the International Gender Champions network. Launched in Geneva in 2015, International Gender Champions is a leadership network that brings together female & male decision-makers determined to break down gender barriers and make gender

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Three priorities for the RBM Partnership in 2018

  The 1st of February 2018 marked my first year in office as CEO of the RBM Partnership to End Malaria. It has been a remarkable year for the reinvigorated RBM Partnership and, with the new Partnership mechanisms, Board-approved Strategic Plan 2018-2020, and the Secretariat team in place, we have now reached our ‘cruising altitude’

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Nominations for RBM Partner Committee Co-Chairs Now Open

The RBM Partnership to End Malaria is launching nominations for the Co-Chairs of its three Partner Committees, to lead the work of the Committees for the next three years. The RBM Partner Committees are intended to formalise, consolidate and amplify the Partnership priorities of advocacy and resource mobilisation, strategic communications, and country/regional support. The leadership

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Make 2018 a Watershed Year for Malaria in Africa

In January, malaria was high on the agenda of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa. The RBM Partnership to End Malaria, together with its partners, including the African Union Commission, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the African Leaders’ Malaria Alliance (ALMA), used the occasion to shine the spotlight on both the successes and

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Expert Reviews and Advice to Strengthen Funding Applications

Seven countries – Botswana, Comoros, Djibouti, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania and Sri Lanka – took part in a workshop organised by the Country Regional Support Partnership Committee (CRSPC) of the RBM Partnership to End Malaria in Nairobi, Kenya from 17-19 January 2018. The Mock Technical Review Panel (TRP) workshops use a blend of expert feedback and

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Leaders urged to renew commitment to a malaria-free Africa

African nations must renew their commitment and strengthen instruments to attain a malaria-free Africa by 2030, leaders heard today at a high-level briefing held on the margins of the 30th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa. Senior health, finance and foreign affairs officials from across the continent were briefed on the latest findings from the World

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Malaria at the Crossroads High-level Briefing at the AU Summit

The African Union Commission and the RBM Partnership to End Malaria cordially invite you to Malaria at the Crossroads High-level briefing luncehon at the sidelines of the African Union Summit. Friday, 26 January 2018 (12:00-14:00) Multipurpose Hall, New Conference Centre African Union Headquarters Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Malaria efforts in Africa are at the crossroads. While some

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Growing Gap in Global Malaria Efforts Calls for Renewed Leadership

Unprecedented global progress in fighting malaria since 2000 is at stake unless countries redouble their efforts, according to the latest figures released by the World Health Organization (WHO) today. The World Malaria Report 2017 shows fragile and uneven progress in global efforts against malaria, an entirely preventable and treatable disease, which puts half the world’s

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US$10 billion is required by 2020 to implement malaria plans

The Country and Regional Support Partner Committee (CRSPC) of the RBM Partnership to End Malaria has supported the roll out of the updated programmatic and financial gap analyses as part of the broader support to countries in the development of their Global Fund malaria applications for the period 2018-2020. This moving summary includes the data

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RBM welcomes Peter Sands as Executive Director of Global Fund

The RBM Partnership to End Malaria warmly congratulates Peter Sands, a former chief executive of Standard Chartered Bank, on his selection as the next Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, announced earlier today in Geneva. Dr Kesete Admasu, RBM Partnership CEO and Member of the Global Fund Board, commented: “On

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US$ 3 Billion Secured for Malaria Efforts through the Global Fund

The RBM Partnership to End Malaria commends all partners and committees, especially Country and Regional Support Partner Committee (CRSPC), for supporting countries in mobilising resources through the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. Thanks to RBM’s technical support, over 50 countries have submitted successful applications to the Global Fund, thus securing approximately US$3

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RBM Partnership Is Seeking Proposals for Communications Support

In working towards realising its vision of a malaria-free world, the RBM Partnership to End Malaria engages partners, decision-makers and influencers to help drive political will and mobilise resources that will accelerate global, regional and national efforts to end malaria. The RBM Partnership is seeking agency support to: Flesh out and implement a comprehensive 2018

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RBM Partnership Board to Convene in Abu Dhabi

The RBM Partnership will host its 7th Board Meeting in Abu Dhabi from 16-17 November 2017, with generous support from the UAE Crown Prince Court. The Board meeting will consider, inter alia, the draft RBM Partnership Strategic Plan 2018-2020, governance matters, private sector engagement, and the 2018 work plan with budget. The RBM Partnership Board meeting will be

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Deadline for West and Central Africa Network Coordinator Extended

UNOPS, on behalf of the RBM Partnership to End Malaria, is looking for a West and Central Africa Sub Regional Network Coordinator to be based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The deadline for applications has been extended until 15 October 2017. Interested candidates should follow the following link to apply: https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=13192

Leaders at UN Commits to End Malaria for Good

New York (September 21, 2017) – Today, country leaders and senior officials from across Africa, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas announced new political and financial commitments to accelerate the global fight towards eliminating malaria – a disease that claims the life of a child every two minutes and puts half the world at risk.

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UAE Crown Prince Announces Commitment to Global Malaria Elimination

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and longstanding supporter of humanitarian causes, today announced a new US$5 million commitment to the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership. The three-year contribution will be pivotal to the Partnership’s efforts to reduce the burden of malaria and save lives around the world. [Press Release

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