Malaria Consortium’s advocacy work aims to reduce the human and economic burden of malaria and other communicable diseases by influencing people, policy and systems to bring about sustainable change. By mobilising parliamentarians, as well as media and civil society across the globe, we are helping to keep malaria, neglected tropical diseases, poor child health and malnutrition high on the list of priorities at high level discussions on policy and funding of development aid.
Our objectives are to raise awareness and disseminate information to a wide range of audiences, and to establish and strengthen engagement with key stakeholders and decision makers in Africa, Asia and Europe.
As a highly technical and specialist organisation, we use innovative approaches in our project activities at country level to produce the ground-breaking research that forms the basis for our advocacy. The sound evidence we gather of what does and doesn’t work is based on contextual, on-the ground experience, making it possible for us to provide new information on critical operational issues that helps influence national and global decision making on the most effective way forward.
Our partners, networks and coalitions are central to our advocacy work. We have enabled, supported, and strengthened multiple advocacy platforms against malaria and other communicable diseases to communicate as one voice to effectively inform policy.
In addition to our engagement at a country level with national advocacy networks and civil society groups on malaria and child health, we are currently involved with the following advocacy platforms globally and in Europe:
Roll Back Malaria Partnership
The Roll Back Malaria 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, nongovernmental and community-based organisations, and research and academic institutions.
UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases
As a supporter of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases, Malaria Consortium aims to inform Parliamentarians of the critical issues surrounding malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The Group provides a monthly forum where issues and solutions relevant to malaria and NTDs are presented and discussed with expert input from guest speakers.
UK Coalition against Neglected Tropical Diseases
Malaria Consortium works towards fostering communication and information sharing between all agencies invested in NTD control through its membership of this Coalition. This collective approach is vital in the support of long term sustainable control and elimination of NTDs and ensuring that they are included within national, regional and international health development frameworks.
Action for Global Health
As a member of the Action for Global Health network, Malaria Consortium contributes to the monitoring and promotion of discussion over how the actions and policies of European governments affect health in developing countries. The network also influences policy to achieve the current health Millennium Development Goals and beyond.
World Malaria Day Website
In 2009 Malaria Consortium launched the World Malaria Day website bringing malaria activists, practitioners and stakeholders together from all over the world to encourage collaboration, resource and information sharing - www.worldmalariaday.org