Developed by the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM), the first Global Malaria Action Plan (GMAP) – for a malaria-free world 2008–2015 was endorsed by world leaders and the malaria community during the 2008 MDG Malaria Summit in New York. GMAP became a valuable advocacy tool that provided the malaria community with a roadmap for progress, and an evidence-based strategy for delivering effective prevention and treatment.
Action and Investment to defeat Malaria 2016–2030 (AIM) – for a malaria-free world builds on the success of the first Global Malaria Action Plan – for a malaria-free world , serving as both a clarion call and a guide for collective action for all those engaged in the fight against malaria. The result of an extensive consultative process, AIM complements the WHO Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016–2030 by positioning malaria in the wider development agenda. It illustrates how reducing and eliminating malaria creates healthier, more equitable and prosperous societies, and promotes a broadly inclusive and multisectoral response.
Both documents share the 2016–2030 timeline of the Sustainable Development Goals, and provide direction towards the 2030 malaria goals.
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Joint goals, milestones and targets for 2016-2030
|Reduce malaria mortality rates globally compared with 2015||At least 40%||At least 75%||At least 90%|
|Reduce malaria case incidence globally compared with 2015||At least 40%||At least 75%||At least 90%|
|Eliminate malaria from countries in which malaria was transmitted in 2015||At least 10 countries||At least 20 countries||At least 35 countries|
|Prevent re-establishment of malaria in all countries that are malaria free||Re-establishment prevented||Re-establishment prevented||Re-establishment prevented|
AIM builds the case for investment in malaria, and provides the global malaria community with a powerful advocacy tool for resource mobilization. It also directs action to strengthen policy and governance and foster collaboration between countries and sectors. It underscores how future progress will be contingent on new products and innovations, and calls upon us all to keep people at the centre of the response. Working in partnership with affected communities will increase the demand for malaria services wherever they are needed, and will allow the voices of the poorest to ring out loudly in the global call for a malaria-free world.
Recent years have seen extraordinary advances in the fight against malaria,but the gains are fragile and unevenly distributed. Victory against the malaria parasite would rank among the highest achievements in human history. To reach the 2030 malaria goals and bring our vision of a malaria-free world within reach, we must:
- Combine forces to defeat malaria and recognize the important role that all stakeholders, including non-health sectors, play in the reduction and elimination of malaria,
- Demonstrate continued progress and show that reducing malaria is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals,
- Expand partnerships work across countries, and call on stakeholders in all areas to participate and intensify their engagement in the fight against malaria, and
- Accelerate efforts and act with urgency to reduce the number of people suffering and dying from a preventable and treatable illness and achieve malaria elimination locally, nationally, and regionally as soon as possible.
Reaching our 2030 global malaria goals will not only save millions of lives, it will reduce poverty and create healthier, more equitable societies. Ensuring the continued reduction and elimination of malaria will generate benefits for entire economies, businesses, agriculture, education, health systems and households.
I commend this document to all those concerned about our common future. Transforming our understanding of the powerful return on investment of ending malaria deaths into dynamic and effective action on the ground will be essential to realizing the future we want, where all people enjoy the equality and dignity they deserve.
United Nations Secretary General