The Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA) is a GBCHealth-led initiative to drive partnerships for malaria control and elimination. Launched by Marathon Oil in 2006, the Alliance is a unique coalition of companies from various industries, all with business interests in Africa. CAMA channels the collective force and voice of the private sector to drive impact on malaria in Africa from workplaces to region-wide initiatives.
CAMA is a platform for corporations working in Africa to share best practices, create new partnerships and gain visibility for malaria control efforts across the continent. CAMA companies both lead and support innovative malaria prevention, control and treatment activities and collectively deploy millions of dollars to programs that serve the needs of malaria-affected people and communities. CAMA also provides a forum for business to engage with and build relations with malaria-focused government and civil society stakeholders. CAMA is a membership-based Alliance currently comprised of 12 companies and institutions.
Ten Years of Championing Partnerships for Malaria Control
- Provided advisory support to over 40 companies in the development and scale-up of their workplace and community initiatives. Companies include Chevron Corporation, Cameron International, Marathon Oil and Anglo Gold Ashanti (AGA). CAMA’s work with AGA laid the foundation for the company becoming the first private sector principal recipient of USD 138 million Global Fund grant monies for IRS programming in Ghana.
- Identified needs and gaps in-country and mobilized business contributions to fill them, including a successful Entomology Training in Angola in 2009 to support the Ministry of Health in Entomological Surveillance. This workshop led to the creation of Angola’s first insectary.
- Established multi-company and multi-sector partnerships to increase the scale and impact of malaria control initiatives, particularly in Southern Africa via the Southern African Development Commission and Elimination 8 agenda.
- Created evidence-based tools to help companies develop and manage workplace and community malaria programs, including SC Johnson’s Anti-Malaria Information, Education & Communication (IEC) program here.
- Provided platforms for Alliance members to dive deeper into countries of joint interest including Angola, Southern Africa, Ghana and Nigeria
Overview of Governance
CAMA is co-chaired by Chevron Corporation and Bayer AG. These companies provide overall leadership and guidance on the strategic and programmatic direction of the Alliance, in close consultation with CAMA’s technical partner RTI International. CAMA members also play a key role in developing its annual work plan, with oversight from GBCHealth.
GBCHealth and CAMA
GBCHealth serves as CAMA’s implementing partner and Secretariat. In this role, GBCHealth provides management and advisory coordination within the Alliance, including expanding corporate engagement in-country, increasing collective action with the public sector for effective use of resources, and providing thought leadership to companies, governments and development partners. GBCHealth also ensures that Alliance members are engaging in both programmatic and policy dialogues at the global and local levels.