The Malaria To Zero Pledge
…because no child deserves to die from malaria
As a pioneer corporate leader in Nigeria, we support the Malaria to Zero pledge.
We believe that malaria is the single most dangerous threat to accelerating improvement in health and development outcomes in Nigeria. It constitutes a major drag on Nigeria’s key health indices; associated with up to 11 per cent of maternal mortality, 25 per cent of infant mortality and 30 per cent of under-five mortality, and represents a critical deterrent to Nigeria’s economic growth.
Dramatically improving malaria outcomes requires rethinking the way malaria interventions are developed, executed and financed. From a public, fragmented, tactical approach to an innovative public private bespoke approach.
The transition from malaria control to elimination provides a compelling opportunity for Nigeria to reflect on its aspirations, take stock on progress and inspire bold, innovative approaches and complementary non traditional public private partnerships to disrupt poor malaria outcomes and catalyze a path towards achieving Nigeria’s pre-elimination targets by 2020.
As a champion of the Malaria to Zero Initiative, we commit to collaborating with like-minded private sector partners to pool influence, assets, and resources – through a shared platform – to achieve impact at scale that is greater than individual corporate initiatives against malaria.
We also call on government and donor agencies to support a major scale up of key proven, cost effective malaria prevention and case management interventions, to collectively reduce malaria burden to pre-elimination levels and catalyze a path towards a malaria free nation.
We believe that this multi-sectoral coalition that the ‘Malaria to Zero’ Initiative convenes will be at the forefront of advocacy efforts to government and partners to increase and sustain investment in malaria pre-elimination.