Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership
Delivering results toward ending AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Africa African Union accountability report on Africa–G8 partnership commitments 2013
In the spirit of accountability, leaders from the African Union (AU) and the Group of Eight (G8) agreed at the Hokkaido G8 2008 Summit in Japan to institute a follow-up mechanism to monitor the delivery of commitments for development made by both sides of their partnership. The AU and its New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Programme produced their first accountability report in 2011, while the G8 has reviewed its collective commitments since the 2010 Muskoka Summit in Canada. This document, however, represents the first thematic accountability report summarizing progress towards commitments made in connection with the collective AU–G8 partnership relating to AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria.
The aims of this accountability report are fourfold:
In March 2010 the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership launched the RBM Progress & Impact Series, a strategic effort to secure high levels of commitment to malaria control among donor countries, international health organizations and governments of endemic and epidemic countries. By benchmarking progress this effort has sought to ensure a level of support that would result in sustained, longterm commitment and success toward ultimately ridding the world of malaria.
Worldwide, the number of malaria deaths has fallen by a fifth over the past decade, reflecting an influx of funds to fight the disease with better drugs and mosquito nets, Roll Back Malaria (RBM) said in a this released on Monday, 12 September 2011. In a press release, [RBM] claimed a 38 percent reduction in deaths over the decade, a figure based on world population growth and what would have happened if the mortality trend in 2000 had been maintained to 2009 without anti-malaria intervention, according to the news agency (9/12).