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Geneva, 24 September 2021 - In line with the RBM Board Rotation Policy approved in November 2017, the RBM Partnership is seeking to appoint several new Board Members. The details of the nomination and selection process are provided in this document.

To maintain Board diversity outlined in the RBM Bye-Laws, the Partnership particularly encourages nominations from malaria-affected countries and regions, in order to ensure that at least half of the Board Members are drawn from malaria-affected countries and regions. Therefore, the selection of the new Board Members will be guided by the following four pillars: (1) gender, (2) endemic country/regional representation balance, (3) donor representation and (4) required skill sets, including financial expertise, resource mobilization, the private sector experience and governance, whilst trying to elevate the level of the Board to access key strategic partners and new donors.

The deadline for receipt of nominations has been extended to Monday 1 November 2021 with the nomination and selection process due to conclude on Friday 3 December 2021.

Since 1998, the RBM Partnership to End Malaria has been central to the global fight against malaria. The past twenty years have seen tremendous gains in reducing the burden of disease, saving an estimated 7.6 million lives, preventing over 1.5 billion new malaria infections, and setting the world on a path to end the disease once and for all. As the global, multisectoral platform for coordinated action to end malaria, the RBM Partnership’s work will be instrumental in achieving the ambitious 2025 and 2030 malaria reduction and elimination targets and milestones, as well as Sustainable Development Goals.

The Board is the governing body of the RBM Partnership to End Malaria. It includes 17 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.

The list of the current Board Members can be found here:

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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 malaria endemic countries, their bilateral and multilateral development partners, the private sector, nongovernmental 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.

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