ALMA (African Leaders Malaria Alliance)
Catalytic financing for End Malaria Council and Fund to build multisectoral ownership of malaria control and elimination
According to the WHO World malaria report 2018, Mozambique has the third highest number of malaria cases anywhere in the world, or 5% of all cases globally. Reducing the burden of malaria on the public health sector—96% of those with a fever sought treatment at a public health facility—is critical to achieving sustainable, domestic health financing and universal health coverage.
In 2018, the President of the Republic of Mozambique led the first national malaria forum, serving as a platform for the launch of “Zero Malaria Starts with Me,” a campaign to expand ownership of malaria across all sectors and mobilise resources to close the annual budget gap.
This project is a collaboration between the African Leaders Malaria Alliance – an organisation that support African leaders to tackle malaria - and the National Malaria Control Programme. It aims to help establish a multi-sectoral End Malaria Council and Fund, to mobilise new resources from the private sector in Mozambique, and to work with civil society organisations to strengthen advocacy capacity for malaria across the country.