COMIC RELIEF AND GSK FIGHTING MALARIA, IMPROVING HEALTH PARTNERSHIP

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Malaria kills a child every 2 minutes. In 2015, GSK and Comic Relief joined forces to fight malaria, and improve health, in seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa and the Greater Mekong region. Combining the expertise of Comic Relief in grant-making, and of GSK in access to global healthcare, the partnership:


- aims to reduce the impact of malaria and strengthen health systems


- is financed by a 17million contribution from GSK and £5million from Comic Relief


- awarded 28 grants to international and local NGOs, meeting different community and national needs to fight malaria


- helped to upskill over 13,000 frontline health workers, supported 1.4m people to understand more about malaria prevention, and reached 599,101 children under 5 at risk of malaria


- directly supported over 3.2 million people


- adopts flexible grant management so partners can respond to and mitigate the impact of crises, like COVID-19


- takes a robust approach to monitoring and evaluation


- supported the African-led Zero Malaria Starts with Me movement, pushing malaria up the media agenda, securing new resources from the private sector and launching a regional campaign to hold leaders to account on their commitments


- provides peer-reviewed evidence on how to strengthen primary health care systems, through investment in malaria