What We Do
CAMA’s work centers on the development of corporate workplace and community malaria programs. Building from this, CAMA creates opportunities for companies to engage with leaders from governments, NGOs, academia, and other sectors to identify where and how competencies can be leveraged to further malaria efforts in Africa. We focus on:
- Convening country-level dialogues with key stakeholders to explore issues related to malaria interventions of local specificity. These dialogues ensure that corporate and non-corporate capacities are enhanced through best practice exchange.
- Connecting corporate sector representatives with their peers and key stakeholders to advance dialogues and opportunities for partnership.
- Catalyzing multi-sector activities and partnerships which capitalize on the skills and assets of the private sector, including resources, innovation, financial management, logistics, marketing/branding, to increase the scale and impact of malaria control initiatives in key priority countries.
Since its establishment in 2007, CAMA has pioneered many activities that advance the business fight against malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. CAMA holds major annual workshops to increase the number and scale of company malaria programs in country, while identifying opportunities for the private sector and public sector to partner at a local level. In a series of workshops in Angola, South Africa and Ghana, we have assembled representatives of business, governments, donors and technical partners to offer practical guidance to companies seeking to protect their workforce and surrounding communities.
The 2015 CAMA Annual Technical Forum will take place in Lagos, Nigeria on July 23-24. The theme of this year’s event is The Road to 2020: Mobilizing the Private Sector in Nigeria’s Fight Against Malaria. The event will bring together private sector companies, the government and development organizations to a two-day workshop, providing a platform for public-private discussions on Nigeria’s malaria policies and activities with the goal of maximizing the impact of private sector contributions to malaria control, and supporting the National Malaria Elimination Programme in successfully moving Nigeria to a state of pre-elimination.
On July 2, 2014, the Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA), in partnership with Access Bank, Friends of the Global Fund Africa, GBCHealth and the Nigerian Ministry of Health, will convene a private sector-targeted workshop to explore the integration of malaria and maternal and child health (MCH) programs to provide a coordinated push to drive impact and achieve the MDGs. The workshop will also look at the improvement of vector control measures, with a focus on Africa.
GBCHealth, the Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA) and Roll Back Malaria held a two-day private sector-targeted workshop on Sept. 12-13, 2013 in Accra, Ghana examining the challenges and opportunities related to indoor residual spraying (IRS) and malaria control activities in workplaces and communities.
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The workshop was convened by GBCHealth Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA) in collaboration with Roll Back Malaria (RBM), in Johannesburg on October 10 – 12, 2012. The event focused on achieving malaria elimination in the SADC region and beyond, advocating for more investment in comprehensive malaria control from governments, increased private sector involvement and synergies between the public and private sectors.
February 15, 2010 – GBCHealth CAMA teamed up with the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), the Government of Angola, with support from Chevron and RTI to organize an intensive technical training program to arm the country’s malaria fighters with state-of-the-art mosquito surveillance and vector control techniques. This workshop was instrumental to the Government of Angola opening the country’s first insectarium to study mosquitoes in September, 2013.
2013 CAMA Member Meeting
Workshop: Private Sector Opportunities in IRS and Malaria Control in West Africa
12th NMCP Best-Practice Sharing Workshop Expanding Access to Quality-Assured ACTs
Spotlight Session on Malaria Elimination During the 2013 GBCHealth Annual Conference
Inaugural CAMA Dinner on the Eve of the 2013 GBCHealth Annual Conference