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A recent survey by the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership found that 9 in 10 African youths want to take personal action to fight against malaria, with almost two-thirds believing the disease can be eliminated in their lifetimes. This interest should be leveraged and strengthened. There are various ways of empowering youth to lead and engage in the fight against malaria in Africa. A crucial entry point of action is to equip them to have constructive, productive, and transformative conversations to strengthen malaria response and influence policy formulation and implementation. AIDS Watch Africa (AWA), whose Secretariat is housed at the AU Commission, continues to play an influential advocacy role in encouraging young people in the AU Member States to actively shape the world they want to live in and lead change in response to malaria, among other diseases.
In this context, the AU Commission, in collaboration with the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA), RBM Partnership to End Malaria, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria No More embarked on developing a malaria conversation guide for youth in Africa to empower the young generation for meaningful inclusion in malaria policy dialogue and advocacy. Under the leadership of the AWA Secretariat, the guide will be availed in various visual forms to fit the diversity of media consumption by youth in Africa and ensure that no malaria youth champion is left behind.
View the agenda for the day: ENG_Concept note & Agenda _Launch of the Malaria Youth Conversation Guide_12.8.22