Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership
The RBM Partnership was launched in 1998 by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank. It brings together malaria-endemic countries, their bilateral and multilateral development partners, the private sector, nongovernmental and community-based organizations, foundations, and research and academic institutions to harmonize action, mobilize resources, and coordinate partners in the worldwide fight against malaria.
RBM Partnership Board
The Partnership Board’s main functions are to provide strategic guidance to the RBM Partnership, to ensure implementation of its work plan and to ensure increased support at the country level through engagement of the wider partnership. The RBM board has twenty one voting members and four non-voting members; with two NGO seats, one for Northern and another for Southern NGOs.
Southern NGO Constituency Delegation
The RBM NGO constituency is composed of Southern and Northern NGOs. Southern NGOs have their main office/headquarters in a malaria endemic and/or developing country, typically in the Southern hemisphere. The Northern NGOs are primarily international NGOs with headquarters in developed countries and support implementation of malaria control through country programs. A Southern NGO is defined as an NGO registered in one or more malaria endemic countries as a local entity and actively engaged in delivering malaria control or community based health programming. The Southern NGO RBM board seat was created in November 2007 to take into account the unique perspective and concerns of NGOs working in their communities against malaria and to ensure that RBM policies and actions support NGO programs and address the needs of communities impacted by malaria. In this regard, the Southern NGO Constituency Delegation works in close collaboration with the Northern NGO delegation. The NGO delegation as a whole actively participates in discussions involving policy and development of positions on key issues addressed during RBM Board meetings. This call aims to expand the current Southern NGO constituency delegation.