End Malaria Council Zambia

Accelerating action for a malaria-free Zambia

Zambia is proud to establish the first End Malaria Council (EMC) at country level – introduced by President Edgar Chagwa Lungu on April 25, 2018 during World Malaria Day. EMC’s are designed to assist countries in increasing resource mobilisation to achieve and sustain malaria elimination.       

Zambia’s EMC convenes senior-level, multi-sectoral stakeholders to complement Zambia’s National Malaria Elimination Programme. The End Malaria Council is country-led and country-owned, and is focused on three priority areas:

  • Action & Accountability – Ensure the national strategic plan is implemented by driving action and holding stakeholders accountable.

  • Resource Mobilisation – Pursue traditional and innovative financing to mobilise domestic resources to close the existing funding gap.

  • Advocacy – Advocate for malaria elimination to remain high on public and private sector agendas.

Members of the End Malaria Council

The Council, chaired by the Minster of Health, consists of government, business and community leaders from across the country. Council representatives meet quarterly to review progress and activities, and to chart the way forward.