The Business Alliance Against Malaria is excited to confirm the launch of an Investment Case Report on 9 October alongside the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment in Lyon. The report will be presented during the side-event – “The Global Fund as a Catalyst for Regional Malaria Elimination: Applying Lessons Learned to the Sahel” – that will be co-hosted by APLMA, the UN Foundation, Malaria No More, Speak Up Africa, ALMA, and CS4ME.
Drawing from global health data, economic research, and sector-specific case studies, the report makes a compelling case for increasing private sector investment in the fight against malaria.
The report begins by setting the stage and depicting the critical juncture we find ourselves in. This includes the ongoing campaign to eradicate malaria and identifies the reasons why progress has stalled in recent years, highlights the key gaps, challenges and shortfalls the global health community will face in combating the disease in the future and explains why greater private sector involvement is urgently needed.
The second section of report reviews the ways in which businesses benefit from investing in malaria programs. Building on a wealth of academic research and case studies, the report shows that investing in malaria initiatives offers direct economic benefits to businesses operating in malaria-endemic regions, boosts regional and global economies, and creates exciting new markets opportunities around the world. It also highlights the breadth of creative solutions spearheaded by industry leaders, including: transformative product innovations, collaborative cross-sector partnerships and groundbreaking initiatives that fully leverage the expertise and assets of the private sector.
We also investigate in detail several case studies from six critical sectors, offering insights into how each one is impacted by malaria and showcasing how select private sector actors have responded to the challenge of malaria in creative ways and have created shared value for their employees, communities, and stakeholders, as well as their businesses. Ultimately, we hope this report will persuade more businesses to join us in the fight to defeat malaria.