RBM CRSPC Western and Central Africa Sub-Regional Network (WCASRN) National Malaria Control Program Managers and Partners Meeting, 22-26 October 2018, Dakar, Senegal
Following the Eastern and Southern Africa Sub-Regional Network (ESASRN) Meeting in Addis Ababa (8-12 October 2018), the RBM Country/Regional Support Partner Committee (CRSPC) brought together National Malaria Control Programmes (NMCPs) from Western and Central Africa as well as regional and international partners from the malaria community on 22-26 October in Dakar.
The meeting was organized in cooperation with the ECOWAS West Africa Health Organization (WAHO) and counted more than 160 participants representing 23 countries in the sub-region and 33 partner organizations key partners at national, regional and global level. Attendees had the opportunity to conduct a solid peer review of National Malaria Control Programmes implementation processes and to identify bottlenecks requiring technical assistance. It was a very good occasion for country delegations to share challenges met and best practices acquired, and to become familiar with the latest developments in malaria control.
Partners had the chance to learn more about the new strategic directions of the reinvigorated RBM Partnership and become informed on initiatives such as the “Zero Malaria Starts with Me” campaign launched by the African Union during its last Summit in July 2018, together with the toolkit developed to guide its roll out and in-country implementation.
Finally, the meeting served as a follow-up exercise on the level of implementation of domestic resource mobilization efforts, including the pledges made by Heads of States during the Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting (CHOGM) in London in May 2018.