13 September 2014
The Ministry of Health of Gabon, with the support of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership Advocacy Working Group and the Sub Regional Network for Central Africa (CARN), organized a three-day workshop on advocacy for resource mobilization for the national fight against malaria in Libreville from September 15 to 17, 2014. The CARN coordinator and the MoH Director General were respectively in charge of Welcome address and the workshop opening address. Speak Up Africa facilitated the workshop, which brought together over 30 people from the National Malaria Control Program, the TB control program, the HIV control program, the Parliament, the Ministries of Economy and Agriculture, WHO, UNDP, NGOs and from civil society organizations. Several private sector companies such as Shell, Total, Water and Electricity National Company and OLAM also joined the discussions and activities.
During this workshop, a newly developed Malaria Advocacy Resource Mobilization Toolkit was presented in order to provide Gabon with the necessary tools to develop a national advocacy resource mobilization plan based on their funding needs as identified in its strategic plan. Gabon is the second country after Sierra Leone to pilot this workshop that provides participants with a step-by-step approach to develop in-country advocates to mobilize resources for malaria based on country level relationships, engagement, and evidence. This workshop as insisted by the CARN coordinator is part of a process that will ultimately support the development of an advocacy plan, of a business plan and the organization of a roundtable in light of the NMCP’s goals to diversify its sources of funding.
The main recommendations of this three-day workshop on advocacy for resource mobilization for the fight against malaria are as follows:
Posted by Roll Back Malaria
11-13 Septembre 2014.