Employing an extensive and wide-reaching participatory process, the development of Action and Investment to defeat Malaria 2016-2030 (AIM) – for a malaria-free world directly engaged more than 1,600 people from over 90 countries with differing levels of malaria transmission across all malaria-affected regions of the world.

Multiple mechanisms were used to rapidly assess the first GMAP, as well as to gather views, suggestions, potential case studies and comments for RBM’s new flagship document. These included:

  • an online survey
  • over 120 key informant interviews
  • regional consultations
  • country consultations with a strong multisectoral and community component
  • use of social media (twitter, ideas scale, dedicated webpages) throughout the process
  • public online reviews of advanced drafts of the documents in English, French and Spanish

Breakdown of those engaged by constituency

Breakdown of those engaged by constituency

Regional consultations

The schedule of Regional Consultations on AIM carried out back to back with WHO’s consultations on the Global Technical Strategy for Malaria between March-June 2014 is shown below:

Region Date Country Report
AFRO (Francophone) 20-21 March Brazzaville Congo [English]
PAHO 03-04 April Panama City Panama [English]
AFRO (Anglophone) 10-11 April Harare Zimbabwe [English]
EMRO 17-18 April Casablanca Morocco [English]
SEARO 30 Apr.-1 May New Delhi India [English]
WPRO 12-13 June Manila Philippines [English]

  The GTS consultations are documented in the reports on the GMP website: To encourage strong engagement from affected countries, a Country Consultation Toolkit was in the public domain throughout the AIM development process and indeed, Uganda made use of it to convene a consultation to input to the elaboration of AIM with its own resources. To ensure a multisectoral audience was reached and to expedite the consultations and meet the deadlines involved, organizations were identified in each country to rapidly convene the consultations. In total 13 countries,covering all the world regions, carried out a national consultation facilitated by a variety of convening organizations.

Country Consultations

Country Date City Organisation Report
Philippines 16-20 June 2014 Manila Philipinas Shell Foundation [English]
India 16-20 June 2014 Delhi Caritas-India [English]
Myanmar 23-27 June 2014 Yangon Myanmar Health & Development Consortium [English]
Democratic Republic Congo 8-12 July 2014 Kinshasa Swiss TPH Kinshasa [English]
Papua New Guinea 25-29 July 2014 Port Moresby PSI PNG/ Malaria Technical Working Group [English]
Côte d'Ivoire 21-25 July 2014 Abidjan Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques [English]
Tajikistan 13 - 20 Aug. 2014 Dushanbe Republican Trop.Disease  Centre [English]
United Republic of Tanzania 1-5 Sept. 2014 Dar-es-Salaam Ifakara Health Institute [English]
Mozambique 30 Sept. 2014 Maputo Malaria Consortium & President‘s Malaria Initiative [English]
Peru 29 Sept-  2 Oct. 2014 Lima Naval Medical Research Unit [English] [Spanish]
Ethiopia 14 Nov. 2014 Adama President‘s Malaria Initiative [English]
Senegal 25 Mar. 2015 Dakar MACEPA [French]
Uganda 1 April 2015 Kampala NMCP & WHO [English]

  The audiences at the country consultations were varied. Typically these consultations brought together 50-80 participants including representatives of the Ministries of Health, Local Government, Industry and Trade, Energy and Minerals, Land, Housing and Human Settlements, Water and Education, stakeholders from regional and district level, representatives of civil society, first line health workers, the private sector, researchers, development partners and the media.

Community consultations

The first 10 country consultations (so-called first wave) included a community consultation. These took place in:

  • Rizal and Palawa Provinces, Philippines
  • Guwahati, Nagaon District, Assam, India
  • Mon State, Myanmar
  • Menkao and Kintambo, République Démocratique du Congo
  • East  New Britain, Papua New Guinea
  • Tissalé and Taabo, Côte d'Ivoire
  • Panj, Bokthar, Kirgan-Tube, Tajikistan
  • Mwanza and Geita, Tanzania (facilitated by UN Habitat/Lake Victoria Basin Commission)
  • Nampula and Manhiça, Mozambique
  • Iquitos and Piura, Peru

Participants included community members, community development workers and front line health workers. Once there were substantive drafts of the document, additional regional consultations were carried out to gain input on the draft and improve it going forward.  This was in addition to a public online review of the document that was held 17 February to 18 March 2015. After translation and a quality review the French and Spanish versions of the draft were made available for public, online review from 1 - 31 March. Detailed comments were received from 86 individuals.

Additional consultations

Region Date Country Report
Greater Mekong Subregion 2 Dec 2014 Bangkok, Thailand [English]
Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) 5 Dec 2014 Bangkok, Thailand [English]
International stakeholders 12 March 2015 Washington DC, USA [English]
RBM South & East African Regional Network 16 - 21 March 2015 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe [English]

  The names of all those consulted, and more details about the consultative process are included in Appendix A of the AIM document.