The Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA) will host a webinar in recognition of World Mosquito Day 2019 on Tuesday 20th August from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT (3:00 PM – 4:30 PM WAT). Join us to hear from global experts and leaders who will share their insights on progress and innovative new approaches to combat malaria, including new tools, new vector control products, and current opportunities for high-impact private sector involvement.
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 member 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 and build relations with malaria-focused government and civil society stakeholders.
CAMA currently is collaborating with Nigeria’s National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) and federal Ministry of Health (MOH) of to convene a high-level forum for a national dialogue on malaria. A steering committee, which also includes the Global Fund, USAID/PMI, Malaria Consortium, WHO and others, is guiding the process. The main objective of the forum, slated for this autumn, is to galvanize a movement in Nigeria where every stakeholder is actively, strategically and consistently participating in actions and activities to reduce malaria burden and bring malaria-related mortality to zero. Additionally, CAMA is part of a group of experts that the MOH has pulled together to review the current implementation model on malaria control in Nigeria.
CAMA has also been active in providing advisory services to its members, supporting the development and scale-up of their workplace and community initiatives. In May, CAMA helped Access Bank execute a malaria community outreach program in two communities in Lagos State. The goal was to sensitize rural area dwellers about malaria prevention/control and the use of malaria prevention tools, such as bed nets, testing and treatment. This changed lives; after the event, one attendee shared, “My wife lost her first pregnancy due to malaria. I just hope this doesn’t happen to her any longer. She must protect herself with this your net. Thank you for this outreach.”
CAMA is also working with Aliko Dangote Foundation to establish a private sector unit within the NMEP. Additionally, CAMA is providing guidance and technical support in designing a comprehensive vector control initiative that will be implemented at Dangote Savannah Sugar Company in Adamawa State to reduce malaria cases in the community.
More information on the webinar and the national dialogue will be shared soon. If you have question and/or are interested in registering for the webinar or national dialogue, please reach out to Ochuko Keyamo-Onyoge, Nigeria Country Manager, CAMA at firstname.lastname@example.org.