Fighting Malaria in Africa

This partnership focuses on improving local capacity to manage health systems for the prevention and control of malaria and improving access to effective malaria diagnosis and treatment services and nets (ITNs) in Africa.

Africa Malaria Partnership

GSK offers its antimalarials at not-for-profit prices to public sector customers and not-for-profit organizations in low income countries. All Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCM) projects fully funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS TB and Malaria are also eligible.

By embedding the project and malaria focus in to the local governance structures, the projects take steps towards improving local capacity to manage health systems for the prevention and control of malaria. It is important that Community Health Workers (CHWs) are well linked with village governments. To strengthen these linkages, partners conduct workshops in village to engage village leaders. This has resulted in improved support from village government. Additionally, the projects often work with local implementing partners to ensure stronger, more sustainable work with the communities.

The GSK Africa Malaria Partnership currently supports partnerships with non-governmental organisations to build the capacity of CHWs and encourage behaviour change. With a total commitment of £1.5 million over three years our current projects include:

    • Amref Health Africa in Mtwara Province, Tanzania: The project aims to train CHWs and mobilise communities to become frontline advocates in the fight against malaria.
    • FHI 360 in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana: Working with CHWs and household caregivers to encourage health seeking behaviours and community mobilisation, the project works to improve early recognition of malaria and provide access to appropriate treatment.
    • Save the Children in North East Province, Kenya: Through community campaigns, education, bed net distribution, and CHW training, the project has been working to reduce the malaria risk while improving access to primary health care for families in the Wajir district.
    • The Carter Centre in Plateau and Nasarawa States, Nigeria: Working with the Federal Ministry of Health, the Center is tackling malaria and lymphatic filariasis (LF) together through streamlined health messages, distribution of ITNs, and simplified planning and supervision.


  • FHI 360

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions.

  • Save the Children International

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill...

  • Amref Health Africa

    Implementing NGO
    Kenya | Staff size: 101-250

    Amref Health Africa has over 54 years’ experience in health development. In 1957, three surgeons founded the Flying Doctors Service of East Africa, laying the foundation for what is now...

  • International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)

    Implementing NGO
    United Kingdom | Staff size: 251-500

    In the early 1950s, a group of women and men started to campaign vociferously and visibly for women’s rights to control their own fertility.

    Family planning as a human right...

  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

    Goods Supplier
    United Kingdom | Staff size: 10,000+

    We are a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative medicines and brands. Our products are used by millions of people around the world,...

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Key Information

LocationWest Africa, Tanzania, Ghana, Kenya, Eastern Africa, Nigeria
  • Start Date 2001
  • End Date 2016
  • ValueGBP 1.5 Million