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Zero Malaria Starts with Smart Investments Celebrating Three Years of Zero Malaria Starts with Me

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ON 2 JULY 2021, JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THREE YEARS OF THE PAN-AFRICAN ZERO MALARIA STARTS WITH ME MOVEMENT WITH THE THEME β€˜ZERO MALARIA STARTS WITH SMART INVESTMENTS’

Zero Malaria Starts with Me is a movement that empowers communities to take ownership of malaria efforts and hold leaders accountable in the fight against malaria.

Since the launch of the β€˜Zero Malaria Starts with Me’ movement by the African Union Commission and the RBM Partnership to End Malaria in July 2018, over 20 countries across the continent have stepped up their efforts to mobilize resources from all sectors in support of malaria control and elimination. Several countries have established national End Malaria Councils and Funds to catalyse investments and others have launched initiatives to engage the private sector, such as the Zero Malaria Business Leadership Initiative, spearheaded by Ecobank Group and Speak Up Africa.

On Friday 2 July we will celebrate three years since the African Union leaders officially endorsed Zero Malaria Starts with Me as a continent-wide campaign.

This toolkit provides suggested social media posts and handles to help your organization spread the news and encourage even more countries to join our ever-growing movement!

SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS

We would be delighted if you could support the Zero Malaria Starts with Me anniversary by sharing the social media posts on your channels. Below is a selection of suggested posts that you can share on the anniversary and in the days preceding.

TWITTER

A pan-African campaign to #endmalaria, 🦟 #ZeroMalariaStartswithMe has gone from strength to strength, from one country to over twenty. 🌍 On its third anniversary, we urge more nations to join us in empowering our communities and demanding action from leaders!

πŸŒπŸ“’ Three years of demanding urgent action from world leadersπŸ“’πŸŒ For three years #ZeroMalariaStartsWithMe has provided communities across Africa with the tools they need to beat malaria Together we can reach #ZeroMalaria 🦟

Since adopting #ZeroMalariaStartswithMe, African countries have mobilized national resources to fight malaria by establishing national End Malaria Councils and Funds and engaging the private-sector via the #ZeroMalariaBusinessLeadershipInitiative! πŸŽ‰

From Senegal πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡³ to Malawi πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ό, the #ZeroMalariaStartsWithMe movement has been bringing communities, the private sector and governments together for three years to fight malaria🦟. We can all play our part in reaching #ZeroMalaria within a generation πŸ™ŒπŸ½ πŸ™Œ @zeromalaria

What does #ZeroMalariaStartswithMe mean to you? As #COVID19 continues to threaten progress against #malaria across the world 🌍 find out how this campaign has changed the way we work to #endmalaria in Africa πŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸ½πŸ‘‡πŸ» https://bit.ly/3gM31CB

There is a $3.7 billion funding gap that urgently needs to be addressed to #endmalaria. 🦟 Through the #ZeroMalariaStartswithMe movement, we call for an increase in the prioritization of funding for #malaria, a disease that still kills 400,000 people each year.

Rwanda πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ό has increased its domestic resource commitments to #endmalaria 🦟 by 104% thanks to its successful #ZeroMalariaStartswithMe campaign! Congratulations and thank you for your ongoing commitment to fighting against this ancient disease!

A lack of funding to control and eliminate #malaria is a critical barrier in our fight against the disease. On the 3rd anniversary of #ZeroMalariaStartswithMe, we applaud πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ό, πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡Ώ πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡² & πŸ‡¨πŸ‡², who have significantly increased domestic resource commitments in recent years.

Africa's private sector has a powerful role to play in the fight to #endmalaria. 🦟 Through the #ZeroMalariaBusinessLeadershipInitiative, @GroupEcobank has already mobilised over 50 private sector organisations. Find out more about the programme πŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸ½πŸ‘‡πŸ» https://bit.ly/3gPzFDn

Since 2018, Tanzania πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡Ώ has made an impressive commitment to #endmalaria, 🦟 increasing domestic resource commitments by 70%! Through greater investment, we can reach #ZeroMalaria! #ZeroMalariaStartswithMe

FACEBOOK

From Senegal πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡³ in 2017 to Malawi πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ό in 2021, the #ZeroMalariaStartsWithMe movement has now been bringing communities, the private sector and governments together for three years to fight malaria 🦟 Together, by declaring β€˜Zero Malaria Starts with Me’, we demand urgent action from our world leaders to beat this deadly disease and reach our goal of zero malaria by 2030!

What does #ZeroMalariaStartswithMe mean to you? As COVID-19 continues to threaten progress against #malaria across the world 🌍 find out how this campaign has changed the way we work to #endmalaria in Africa https://bit.ly/3gM31CB

By establishing national End Malaria 🦟 Councils and Funds and engaging the private sector via the #ZeroMalariaBusinessLeadershipInitiative, #ZeroMalariaStartswithMe calls on all levels of society to raise awareness and mobilize resources to #endmalaria! Join us as we celebrate the pan-African movement’s 3rd anniversary! πŸŽ‰

πŸŒπŸ“’ Three years of demanding urgent action from our world leadersπŸ“’πŸŒ. For three years #ZeroMalariaStartsWithMe has been providing communities across Africa with the tools they need to beat malaria. Celebrate with us today for the movement’s third anniversary! πŸŽ‰ @AfricanLeaders @AfricanUnionComission @RBMPartnership @SpeakUpAfrica @ZeroMalaria

Did you know that there is a $3.7 billion funding gap that urgently needs to be addressed to #endmalaria? 🦟 Through movements like #ZeroMalariaStartswithMe, we call for an increase in the prioritisation of funding for #malaria, a disease that still kills 400,000 people each year.

Africa's private sector has a powerful role to play in the fight to #endmalaria, a disease that severely impacts countries' economic growth. 🦟 Through the #ZeroMalariaBusinessLeadershipInitiative, @EcobankGroup has already mobilized over 50 private sector organisations. Find out more about the programme and Ecobank’s plans to expand to even more countries in 2021! https://bit.ly/3gPzFDn

JOIN THE VIRTUAL EVENTπŸ‘‡

On the eve of Zero Malaria Starts with Me 3rd anniversary, join the African Union Commission, the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA), the RBM Partnership and Speak Up Africa for a virtual event exploring recent progress and remaining challenges relating to domestic resource mobilization for malaria control and elimination across Africa.

This interactive session will provide an insightful discussion on why countries must increase their own domestic resource mobilization, and shine a spotlight on countries that have successfully increased domestic funding for malaria control.

Taking place on Thursday 1st July at 08:00 – 09:30 GMT, register for the event here: bit.ly/3gJhNsR

The following social media post can be used to promote the virtual event:

We must step up and mobilise resources from all sectors in support of malaria control and elimination to be the generation to #endmalaria! Join the #ZeroMalaria discussions with @ALMA_2030 @AfricanUnion, @endmalaria & @SpeakUpAfrica1 on 1st July to learn more: bit.ly/3gJhNsR

USE THE HASHTAGS

#ZeroMalariaStartswithMe #EndMalaria #ZeroMalaria

HANDLES

African Leaders Malaria Alliance

  • Twitter: @ALMA_2030
  • Facebook: @AfricanLeaders

African Union

  • Twitter: @AfricanUnion
  • Facebook: @AfricanUnionCommission

RBM Partnership to End Malaria

  • Twitter: @endmalaria
  • Facebook: @RBMPartnership

Speak Up Africa

  • Twitter: @SpeakUpAfrica1
  • Facebook: @SpeakUpAfrica

Zero Malaria Starts with Me:

  • Twitter: @ZeroMalaria
  • Facebook: ZeroMalariaOfficial

CONTACT

Thank you for your help and support. If you have any questions, please contact: info@zeromalaria.africa

Website: zeromalaria.africa