Joy Phumaphi is the executive secretary of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance, an alliance of 49 African Heads of State and Government. She sits on the board of several international non-profits in global health, including Children's Investment Fund Foundation, African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnership, Medicines for Malaria Venture, and Roll Back Malaria Partnership. Phumaphi is also an advisor for Hilleman Laboratories, the Gates Foundation Malaria Program, and the Harvard Health Ministerial Leadership program. She served as a member of the U.N. Reference Group on Economics and as a U.N. Commissioner on HIV/AIDS and Governance.
What are the next challenges for a malaria-free Africa? And what technologies and innovations should the development community consider to tackle them? Joy Phumaphi, executive secretary of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance, explores what's needed.
As we set the development agenda for the next 15 years, global policymakers have a duty to form a bridge between political leaders at the United Nations and the citizen advocates and leaders of all political parties at the national level. An exclusive commentary from Botswana's former health minister, Joy Phumaphi.