The RBM Partnership is the global platform for coordinated action against malaria. It mobilizes for action and resources and forges consensus among partners. The Partnership is comprised of more than 500 partners, including malaria endemic countries, their bilateral and multilateral development partners, the private sector, nongovernmental and community-based organizations, foundations, and research and academic institutions.
RBM's strength lies in its ability to form effective partnerships both globally and nationally. Partners work together to scale up malaria-control efforts at country level, coordinating their activities to avoid duplication and fragmentation, and to ensure optimal use of resources.
RBM's overall strategy aims to reduce malaria morbidity and mortality by reaching universal coverage and strengthening health systems. Action and Investment to defeat Malaria 2016 – 2030 (AIM) positions malaria in the wider development agenda. It illustrates how reducing and eliminating malaria creates healthier, more equitable and prosperous societies, and promotes a broadly inclusive and multisectoral response.
The RBM Partnership was launched in 1998 by WHO, UNICEF, UNDP and the World Bank, in an effort to provide a coordinated global response to the disease.
RBM's vision is of a world free from the burden of malaria.
By 2015, the malaria-specific Millennium Development Goal (MDG) is achieved, and malaria is no longer a major cause of mortality and no longer a barrier to social and economic development and growth anywhere in the world.
By 2020, all countries and partners accelerate their efforts. Malaria mortality rates and incidence is reduced by at least 40% compared with 2015. Malaria does not re-emerge in countries that were malaria-free in 2015. Malaria is eliminated in a further 10 countries compared to 2015.
By 2030, malaria mortality rates are reduced by at least 90% compared to 2015 and at least 35 more countries have eliminated malaria.