Six African Countries Lead the Way to a Malaria-Free Africa by 2030

Jan 29, 2018 | ALMA 2030

Algeria, Comoros, Madagascar, the Gambia, Senegal, and Zimbabwe recognized by the African Leaders Malaria Alliance for their sharp decline in malaria cases.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (29 January 2018) – During the 30th African Union Summit, the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) honored six African countries for their exemplary leadership in driving down malaria cases, even as regional and global progress risks losing momentum.

The 2018 ALMA Awards for Excellence were presented to the heads of state of the following countries:

  • Madagascar, the Gambia, Senegal and Zimbabwe
    • Reduced malaria cases by more than 20 percent from 2015 to 2016
  • Algeria and Comoros
    • On track to achieve a more than 40 percent drop in cases by 2020

ALMA is an alliance of 49 African countries working  to end malaria on the continent by 2030. The ALMA Scorecard for Accountability & Action tracks progress and drives action on malaria control and elimination, and the ALMA Awards for Excellence are chosen by an independent committee of experts in health, academia, and the private sector.

Read the full press release.

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