Theme: Accelerated Action for Malaria Elimination in Uganda
This is being malaria week and tomorrow it is the world malaria day.
RBM meeting is taking place in Kampala now sponsored by RBM (Roll Back Malaria) today on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.
Many people would wonder what the purpose of RBM is and what were the motive and the objective of the formation of the organization. And one of the many answers is:
The global platform for coordinated action against malaria. It mobilizes for action and resources and forges consensus among 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 was launched in 1998 by Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, under the initial leadership of Dr. David Nabarro, as a partnership between WHO, UNICEF, UNDP and the World Bank, in an effort to provide a coordinated global response to the disease. In 2006, the RBM Partnership was redesigned in a process known as the Change Initiative in order to strengthen RBM’s capacity to respond effectively to emerging challenges in global malaria control.
Through the RBM Partnership mechanisms, actors in malaria control coordinate their activities at global, regional and country level, while striving to avoid duplication and fragmentation and achieve optimal use of resources.
In Kampala at the Hotel Africana during the meeting of RBM so many issues were discussed in planning the strategy of ending malaria in the world by 2030 so as we witnessed the CHOGM summit about malaria last week in London, the candle is burning more and the flames are catching further until there is no malaria.
The world most big players against malaria were the ones to be seen around; men wearing nice suits and lady’s looking glamorous as one of our representative of Roperfree/Fight Malaria Mary- Maureen and she was privileged and to be part of great men & women who are working tirelessly to end the deadly disease of malaria on the global continent.
The key meeting discussions were; vision goals, strategic objective & midterm solutions, updates on recommendations plus Mass Action Against Malaria.
- Peter Mbambazi. Updates on recommendation and actions,
- Dr.M .Amutuhaire : UMRS Vision, goals, strategic objectives
- Mr.Bosco Agaba, UMRS (2014-2020) Objectives and Mid Term Review Report (MTR) highlights
- Dr. Jimmy Opigo, : Mass Action Against Malaria
- Dr.Kyabayize Recommendation and way forward
- Ms Shira Kalungi : Meeting objective and expectation output:
DFID Health, The UK Department for International Development -DFID health was present to catch up with the progress and the implementation strategies due to its interest and partnership with RBM
The DHO( District Health Officers) Regional Represents from all regions of Uganda were present
National Malaria Control Program Advisors, WHO Rep were part of the participants. NDC- National District commissioners, Minister of Health and Secretariat,
Roperfree/Fight Malaria; Mary Maureen.
Malaria is still number killer disease in Uganda and that is why all strategies are putting in place to defeat malaria, so Fight Malaria have 24/7 resourceful information about malaria which can be easily accessed on www.fightmalaria.co.uk and to purchase Roperfree mosquito online www.fightmalaria.co.uk/roperfree.
In Kampala can be purchased:
Friecca Pharmacy- Wandegeya
WestLink Pharmacy-Quality Village Mall –Lubowa
Roper fashions- Kampala Plaza on Kampala Road
Kasumba Square Mall