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ROLL BACK MALARIA

The Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) is the global framework for coordinated action against malaria. It forges consensus among key actors in malaria control, harmonises action and mobilises resources to fight malaria in endemic countries.

Y's Men International is playing a key role in this battle. As a partner within the RBM Partnership and a member of the Alliance for Malaria Prevention (AMP), we raise money to support our primary partner, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

The IFRC's fight against malaria is focused on social mobilisation (encouraging and assisting communities to work together to fight the disease), communication aimed at changing behaviour, and assistance to households with LLIN distribution and hanging through the flagship programmes of “Hang Up” and “Keep Up”. It also supports individual countries’ ministries of health in achieving global targets.


Key Facts (WHO Malaria Fact Sheet)

Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes.

In 2015, 91 countries and areas had ongoing malaria transmission.

Malaria is preventable and curable, and increased efforts are dramatically reducing the malaria burden in many places.

Between 2010 and 2015, malaria incidence among populations at risk (the rate of new cases) fell by 21% globally. In that same period, malaria mortality rates among populations at risk fell by 29% globally among all age groups, and by 35% among children under 5.

The WHO African Region carries a disproportionately high share of the global malaria burden. In 2015, the region was home to 90% of malaria cases and 92% of malaria deaths.

WHO Malaria Fact Sheet, April 2017 

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