Statement from David Brandling Bennett, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Bernard Nahlen, U.S Presidents Malaria Initiative; Co-Chairs of the GMAP2 Task Force:
“After months of extensive enquiry and a world-wide consultation which targeted constituencies and stakeholders in all sectors of society, we are delighted to invite the broader development community to review the penultimate version of the 2nd generation RBM Global Malaria Action Plan – “Towards a Malaria-Free World: A Global Case for Investment and Action 2016-2030.”
At the close of the MDG era, this forward-looking and pragmatic perspective from the Roll Back Malaria Partnership will help to guide the global malaria community as we collectively accelerate our efforts to defeat malaria.
“Towards a Malaria-Free World” is a companion document to the technical and policy recommendations in the WHO’s Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016–2030. It places the defeat of malaria firmly on the agenda of the new Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs), and offers a way forward to further reduce and eliminate malaria over the next fifteen years, charting the way for the further scale-up of cost-effective malaria interventions and helping to transform the lives of the poor, the marginalized and vulnerable hard to reach groups.
“Towards a Malaria-Free World” calls on the health sector and non-health sectors alike to strengthen their engagement in the fight against malaria and build a global partnership towards the achievement of the SDGs that makes all actors ( governments, civil society and private sector) accountable, and that truly leaves no one behind.
By making the case for investing in malaria control and elimination it provides malaria advocates at all levels with a highly valuable advocacy tool, while also directing future action in critical areas for the achievement of the 2030 malaria goals.
We are honoured to have been a part of this important consultative process and invite you to contribute your views to help improve this document and advance progress in the global fight against malaria.
(The English review opens to the public today, Tuesday 17 February and runs until Wednesday 18 March 2015. Draft French and Spanish versions will be offered for public review from 2-31 March 2015.)