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RBM Partnership to End Malaria Appoints Dr Abdourahmane Diallo as CEO

Geneva, 20 March 2019 – The RBM Partnership to End Malaria today announced the appointment of Dr Abdourahmane Diallo, MD, MPH as the Partnership’s next CEO. Dr Diallo, currently Minister and Health Advisor to the President of Guinea, brings to the role extensive leadership experience and expertise in national and international public health systems. He will take office on 8 April 2019 and will attend the official celebration of World Malaria Day in Paris on 25 April 2019 as his first engagement on behalf of the Partnership.

Paris to serve as host city for World Malaria Day 2019

Geneva – Paris, 25 February 2019 Today the RBM Partnership to End Malaria announced that Paris, France, will be the official host city of World Malaria Day 2019 on 25th April. In partnership with the city of Paris and the French Government, a series of events will be organised across the city centre, recognising the importance of Francophone contributions to the fight against malaria, and the need to step up the fight to accelerate progress against the preventable and treatable disease.

African leaders recommit to increase domestic resources to eliminate Malaria by 2030

Addis Ababa, 10 February 2019 – African Heads of State and Government adopted the 2018 African Union Malaria Progress Report which was prepared by malaria experts from countries in Africa and in partnership with the African Union, the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) and the RBM Partnership to End Malaria.  The report presented on behalf of His Majesty King Mswati III of the Kingdom of Eswatini by Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini of the Kingdom of Eswatini highlights significant progress toward defeating malaria over the past decade as a result of shared eff

Interim arrangements for RBM Partnership Secretariat

The RBM Partnership to End Malaria today announced leadership arrangements for the transition of the RBM CEO announced in September. Professor Maha Taysir Barakat, a Partnership Board Member and Chair Elect since November 2018, will serve as Executive Chair Elect as of January 2019, when Dr Kesetebirhan Admasu (Dr Kesete) concludes his term as RBM CEO to undertake a new role to be announced in January. Dr Melanie Renshaw will join the Partnership in a newly created interim role as Chief Programme Officer.