With sustained political will and smart investments, we can dramatically reduce cases and deaths and eliminate malaria from at least 20 more countries by 2025, putting us on a path to ending the disease for good.
Bill Gates is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Together with co-chair Melinda Gates, he works to expand opportunity for the world’s most disadvantaged people by collaborating with grantees and partners.
Co-chair and Trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Ray Chambers is the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Health in Agenda 2030 and for Malaria. He retired from business in 1989 to be a full-time philanthropist focusing on the needs of children throughout the world. Previously, he was Chairman of Wesray Capital Corp.
United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Health in Agenda 2030 and for Malaria
Aliko Dangote is the founder and President/Chief Executive of the Dangote Group, the biggest conglomerate in West Africa. Driven by his passion for lifting the most vulnerable people out of poverty through economic empowerment, he endowed the Aliko Dangote Foundation with $1.25 billion to improve the nutrition, health and education of Nigerians and Africans.
President and Chief Executive, Dangote Group
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the current President of Liberia and a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. She previously served as Minister of Finance, as well as in senior positions at the World Bank and United Nations Development Program. She is dedicated to the health and development of Liberians and all of Africa.
President of Liberia
Graça Machel has dedicated her life to improving lives, inspiring hope and building a more just and equitable world. She is a founding member of The Elders and serves in various capacities in several organizations, including the Africa Progress Panel and the Sustainable Development Goals Advocacy Group.
Founder, Foundation for Community Development (FDC), Mozambique
Jakaya Kikwete is the former President of the United Republic of Tanzania (2005 to 2015). He was previously Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Finance and Minister of Energy and Minerals. He was the founder and first Chairman of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) and a champion of global health, particularly among women and children.
Former President of Tanzania
Before being elected president of the IDB in 2005, Luis Alberto Moreno served as Colombia’s ambassador to the United States, advised major corporations and foreign investors on Colombian investments, held various cabinet posts and was executive producer of a top news broadcast. He was recently appointed to the International Olympic Committee.
President of the Inter-American Development Bank
Peter Chernin is a leading global media executive and currently heads The Chernin Group. Previously, he served as President and COO of News Corporation and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Fox Group. He founded and currently serves as co-chairman of Malaria No More.
Founder, Chernin Entertainment and The Chernin Group
The End Malaria Council is a committed group of global public sector and business leaders that sees malaria eradication as a critical health and development priority. The Council has come together to drive progress toward eradication by focusing on three key areas:
Ensure that malaria eradication remains high on global and regional agendas with strong political commitment from leaders at all levels.
Advocate at the global and country levels to ensure sufficient funding to protect our remarkable progress and end malaria for good.
Support the introduction of new technologies that can accelerate the path to eradication.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Aliko Dangote call for renewed leadership, creative approaches to fight malaria in this Thompson-Reuters op-ed
Bill Gates and Ray Chambers convene ‘End Malaria Council’ to drive attention and funding to wipe out the disease for good
Why is the End Malaria Council needed?
While global efforts have been ramping up, there is a need for consistent voices for malaria eradication. Now is a critical period to ensure we retain the momentum achieved over the past 15 years.
Who started the End Malaria Council?
The End Malaria Council was convened by Bill Gates and Ray Chambers in collaboration with the Roll Back Malaria Partnership Board, to help advance the global malaria agenda.
How are members selected for the Council?
Bill Gates and Ray Chambers select Council members who will bring their senior leadership and expertise to catalyze the malaria fight. The Council is designed to be politically and geographically diverse, representing the public and private sectors from both malaria-affected regions and donor countries.
What is the relationship between the Council and the Roll Back Malaria Partnership?
Though the End Malaria Council is a separate body from the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, the Council is dependent upon the strategic guidance and expertise of the Partnership and will work in close coordination across its priority areas.
How long are terms on the Council? How often does the Council meet?
Council members serve three-year renewable terms and come together as a full group twice each year. Between meetings, Council members are in regular contact and collaboration.
What is the affiliation of members to the End Malaria Council?
Convened by Bill Gates and Ray Chambers, all members of the End Malaria Council volunteer their time, independent from official responsibilities to their companies, government positions and other professional associations.
Is the End Malaria Council an independent organization?
The End Malaria Council is an independent entity, affiliated with the office of UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Health in Agenda 2030 and for Malaria. Malaria No More serves in a strategic support and coordination role for the Council.