The RBM Partnership is the global framework to implement coordinated action against malaria. 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.
RBM's strength lies in its ability to form effective partnerships both globally and nationally. Partners work together to scale up malaria-control efforts at country level, coordinating their activities to avoid duplication and fragmentation, and to ensure optimal use of resources.
RBM's overall strategy aims to reduce malaria morbidity and mortality by reaching universal coverage and strengthening health systems. The Global Malaria Action Plan defines two stages of malaria control: (1) scaling-up for impact (SUFI) of preventive and therapeutic interventions, and (2) sustaining control over time.
In 2013, the RBM Partnership is comprised of hundreds partners that are organized in eight constituencies.
The RBM Partnership was launched in 1998 by WHO, UNICEF, UNDP and the World Bank, in an effort to provide a coordinated global response to the disease. The RBM Partnership is led by the Executive Director, and served by a Secretariat that is hosted by the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. The Secretariat works to facilitate policy coordination at a global level.