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In view of the foreseen rotations off the RBM Partnership to End Malaria Board in 2022, at its 21st Meeting held on 3 December 2021, the Board voted in four new Members.

For a term of three years effective 3 December 2021 until 3 December 2024:

  • Sherwin Charles, Chief Executive Officer, Goodbye Malaria, South Africa

For a term of three years with the effective date to be confirmed at the May 2022 Board Meeting:

  • Nassar Al Mubarak, Senior Director, Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  • Gladys Antonieta Rojas de Arias, Senior Researcher and Co-founder, Center for the Development of Scientific Research and Secretary General of the Latin American Federation of Parasitology, Paraguay

  • Marian W. Wentworth, President & Chief Executive Officer, Management Sciences for Health, United States of America

The RBM Partnership would like to extend its sincere gratitude to the outgoing Board Member Dr Richard Kamwi for his committed service to the RBM Partnership during his terms of office.

Professor Maha Barakat, Board Chair of the RBM Partnership to End Malaria, said:

“We are pleased to welcome Sherwin Charles, Nassar Al Mubarak, Gladys Antonieta Rojas de Arias, and Marian W. Wentworth to the RBM Partnership Board who bring valuable expertise in the areas of private sector engagement, resource mobilization, reaching the last mile in malaria elimination, and broader health systems strengthening, all of which will be essential for delivering on the ambition of the RBM Partnership’s Strategic Plan 2021-2025.”

Dr Abdourahmane Diallo, CEO of the RBM Partnership to End Malaria added:

“On behalf of the RBM Partnership Secretariat, I would like to welcome these committed leaders in the fight against malaria to the RBM Partnership Board. The malaria community will benefit greatly from their insights and contributions over the coming years, representing a variety of geographic and professional backgrounds.”

The Board is the governing body of the RBM Partnership to End Malaria. It includes 16 Board members with deep expertise and experience at a senior decision-making level as well as representation from across the Partnership, including malaria-affected countries, private sector, civil society, donor organizations, and the broader health and development sectors. Board members serve in their individual capacity and are elected for an initial three-year term.


About the RBM Partnership to End Malaria

The RBM Partnership to End Malaria is the largest global platform for coordinated action against malaria. Originally established as Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership in 1998, it mobilizes for action and resources and forges consensus among partners. The Partnership is comprised of more than 500 partners, including UN agencies, malaria endemic countries, their bilateral and multilateral development partners, the private sector, non-governmental and community-based organizations, foundations, and research and academic institutions. The RBM Partnership Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Geneva, Switzerland. More information: