ROLL BACK MALARIA PARTNERSHIP
A COORDINATED GLOBAL RESPONSE
When the goal is a malaria-free world, no one government or organization can do it alone. In 1998, WHO, UNICEF, UNDP, and the World Bank joined forces to launch the ROLL BACK MALARIA (RBM) PARTNERSHIP, providing a coordinated global response to the disease. This scale-up of malaria interventions saved an estimated 6.2 million lives between 2000 and 2015 – about 5.9 million of them were children under five. That’s an overall reduction of 60%, and 65% among young children.
In 2015, the World Health Assembly endorsed the WHO Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2030 and the RBM Partnership approved Action and Investment to defeat Malaria 2016-2030 (AIM). Together, these documents identified 2020 and 2025 progress milestones and 2030 targets to accelerate change toward a malaria-free world. In 2016, AIM became a valuable advocacy tool that gave the malaria community an evidence-based strategy for delivering effective prevention and treatment, and a roadmap for its progress.
While success relies on future levels of funding, it is clear that when private and public sectors come together, amazing things can happen.
BREAKDOWN OF AIM PARTICIPANTS BY CONSTITUENCIES
Reaching out worldwide for participation, AIM helps to coordinate the efforts of more than 1,600 people from over 90 countries with varied levels of malaria transmission across all malaria-affected regions.