Regional Actors Addressing Malaria in Africa: Comparative Advantages, Challenges, and Opportunities


Africa's health sector has seen a growing movement toward regionalism, as stakeholders increasingly work collaboratively and across national borders to advance health and development agendas. In the fight against malaria, strong partnerships across the continent have contributed to dramatic progress over the past 15 years. 

Regional bodies involved in malaria-related work often have specific roles that complement one another. Past success in addressing the high malaria burden in the region has been brought on by their strategic engagement with governments and international donor agencies. Understanding just how these regional actors operate, as well as their comparative advantages and challenges, will ensure that governments, policymakers, donors, and implementers more effectively partner with them and leverage their full potential to end malaria in Africa. This brief is part of the ASH project Regional Health Sector Actor Landscape Series.