Engaging in Advocacy and Business Coalitions
Recognizing that the private sector can have an important influence on malaria control there are a number of coalitions that have formed to bring together the voice of the private sector. These groups lobby for and provide guidance on good practice and work to leverage the voice and influence of this sector in the support of progress on malaria globally or within specific regions.
Engaging in this way can also raise the profile of a company’s support for an engagement in malaria.
Examples of advocacy groups and coalitions which companies could consider getting involved with include:
- Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership The RBM Partnership mobilises for action and resources on malaria and forges consensus among partners. A founding member of the Partnership, Malaria Consortium, is a key contributor to the global framework to implement coordinated action against malaria. The Partnership comprises more than 500 members, including those from malaria endemic countries, international donors and foundations, the private sector, non-governmental and community-based organisations, and research and academic institutions.
- World Malaria Day Website In 2009 Malaria Consortium launched the World Malaria Day website bringing together malaria activists, practitioners and stakeholders from all over the world to encourage collaboration, resource and information sharing
- GBCHealth (Global Business Coalition on Health) serves as a hub for private sector engagement on the world's most pressing global health issues. Since 2001, GBCHealth has worked with hundreds of members -- individually and in partnership with one another to tackle the challenges of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Diabetes and other health issues facing the workplace and communities where business is conducted.
- APMEN (The Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network) is composed of 15 Asia-Pacific Country Partners as well as regional partners from academia, development, NGOs, the private sector and global agencies, including WHO. APMEN’s mission is to collaboratively address the unique challenges of malaria elimination in the region through leadership, advocacy, capacity building, knowledge exchange and by building the evidence base.
Examples of successful industry malaria control programmes
Sources of technical support and advice