This morning The Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched their Multisectoral Action Framework for Malaria, mapping out a plan for re-structuring the global malaria fight to develop a more integrated approach across a range of partners.
Developed following a joint consultation that brought together more than 70 experts, the framework serves as a guide to integrating malaria control into broader development processes by leveraging expertise across a range of sectors and institutions and increasing coordinated action to strengthen the malaria fight. Both RBM and UNDP recognize that broad, collective commitment is needed to eliminate malaria.
To kick-off the launch, several global heath leaders attended a breakfast hosted by RBM and UNDP, rallying around achieving the 2015 Millennium Development Goals, and looking ahead to the post-2015 goals, with the new framework as a guide. Speakers at the event included President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania, President Armando Guebuza of Mozambique and Chair of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance, and Ms. Emma Bonino, Italy’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.