Partnerships, Innovative Finance Mechanisms Key To Eliminating Malaria

Devex: Opinion: We won’t beat malaria unless we rethink our financing mechanisms
Christoph Benn, senior adviser to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

“…There is a pressing need to create new and unconventional finance mechanisms to ensure our progress against malaria is not hampered by a funding gap, or that it falls off the priority list of countries. At the heart of success in our approach against malaria will be innovation. But this does not simply mean identifying the next headline-grabbing breakthrough. We must instead look to inject fresh energy into the effort to stop malaria by considering other funding mechanisms. … The Global Fund will enter its sixth replenishment in 2019, with discussions revolving around its significance in the fight against HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria. This is important as a successful replenishment ensures the Global Fund will have adequate funds to continue supporting as many countries in Asia and the Pacific as possible in the next five years in their efforts to eliminate malaria. … Smart partnerships and innovative financing solutions are key to banishing malaria from this region — and the world — once and for all” (9/13).