Recognising malaria champions in the private sector

February 15, 2024

In February, leaders from Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Senegal and Uganda convened to commend champions and companies driving malaria prevention and elimination through the Zero Malaria Business Leadership Initiative (ZMBLI).

Notable figures like the MP Aké Natondé from Benin and Kenneth Mugisha, President of Malaria Free Uganda, were among those recognised.

Despite global efforts, malaria remains rampant in sub-Saharan Africa, with 249 million cases recorded in 2022 alone. It is against this backdrop that in 2020, the Ecobank Group, in collaboration with the RBM Partnership to End Malaria and Speak Up Africa, launched ZMBLI to mobilize the private sector to support the efforts of national malaria control programmes. Since its launch, the initiative has raised nearly $6 million in financial and in-kind contributions, thanks to 57 companies.

Through collaborative endeavours like ZMBLI, businesses serve as essential partners in advancing malaria elimination goals, and alleviating the disease’s burden on communities across the continent.

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