On the occasion of World Malaria Day 2017, the Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA) convened more than 60 business executives and corporate health managers, along with technical experts, government officials and program implementers. As part of this meeting, CAMA launched a new report entitled: Mobilizing Nigeria’s Private Sector for Malaria Control & Elimination.
The report provides insights for the Nigerian business community on how to support the government to achieve its national malaria elimination goals and lays out the role that convening organizations, like CAMA, can play in overcoming challenges and improving coordination across sectors. The report also includes a first-ever mapping of private sector malaria investments in Nigeria and gauges their impact to date.
The next four years, leading up to the end of the National Malaria Elimination Programme’s 2020 Strategy, will be a period of great opportunity for the private sector to contribute to a rapid acceleration of progress in the critical fight against malaria. As highlighted by the report, success will require overcoming underlying system challenges, transparency from all partners, and a renewed commitment to coordinated action.