Our Vision

The end of malaria is in sight. Thanks to strong leadership, smart investments and the hard work of partners, the world has saved nearly eight million lives from malaria since 2000. But the job is not finished. Malaria preys on the poor and the young, killing a child every two minutes and preventing individuals and families from achieving their full potential.


For the first time in history, we have a roadmap to a world without malaria. It begins with protecting our remarkable progress and employing new tools to find every parasite and cure every person.

Our Goals

With sustained political will and smart investments, we can dramatically reduce cases and deaths and eliminate malaria, putting us on a path to ending the disease for good.


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:

1. Leadership

Ensure that malaria eradication remains high on global and regional agendas with strong political commitment from leaders at all levels.

2. Financing

Advocate at the global and country levels to ensure sufficient funding to protect our remarkable progress and end malaria for good.

3. Technology

Support the introduction of new technologies that can accelerate the path to eradication.


Bill Gates

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.


Bill Gates

Co-chair and Trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Ray Chambers

Ray Chambers is currently the WHO Ambassador for Global Strategy. He previously served as 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 focusingon the needs of children throughout the world. Previously he was Chairman of Wesray Capital Corp.


Ray Chambers

World Health Organization Ambassador for Global Strategy and Health Financing

H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the former 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.

H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Former President of Liberia

Aliko Dangote

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.


Aliko Dangote

President and Chief Executive, Dangote Group

Graça Machel

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.


Graça Machel

Founder, Foundation for Community Development (FDC), Mozambique

H.E. Jakaya Kikwete

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.


H.E. Jakaya Kikwete

Former President of Tanzania

Luis Alberto Moreno

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.


Luis Alberto Moreno

President of the Inter-American Development Bank

Peter Chernin

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.


Peter Chernin

Founder, Chernin Entertainment and The Chernin Group

Dr. Swati Piramal

Dr. Swati Piramal has used her background in medicine, public health, and business to change the trajectory of healthcare, education, and public policy in India. As Director of the Piramal Foundation, she helps promote health in rural India with mobile health services, women’s empowerment projects and supporting community education that create young leaders. She served as an adviser to the Indian Prime Minister in science, technology, and economic policy.


Dr. Swati Piramal

Vice Chairperson, Piramal Group

H.E. Umaro Sissoco Embaló


H.E. Umaro Sissoco Embaló

Chair, African Leaders Malaria Alliance

In the News


Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign launched in the Republic of Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta leads Kenya to join the pan-African movement to strengthen malaria control and elimination efforts


African Leaders Call for Immediate Action in the Face of COVID-19

In response to mounting concerns around the impact of COVID-19 on malaria elimination efforts across the African continent, the African members of the End Malaria Council released a joint statement and a four-pronged action plan calling on African and global leaders


An Africa Free of Malaria

His Majesty King Mswati III supports the renewed call to end malaria in a comment on the Lancet Commission on Malaria Eradication report


End Malaria Fund launched in Eswatini

His Majesty King Mswati III launches a fund aimed at mobilizing sustainable domestic resources for malaria elimination


Joint Statement on the 2018 World Malaria Report and High Burden Country Response

Thanks to a dedicated global partnership of affected countries, donors and institutions and NGOs, we have reduced deaths by more than 60 percent compared to malaria’s toll in the early 2000’s


See what End Malaria Council members are saying this World Malaria Day


Initiative Announced to End Malaria in Central America and the Dominican Republic

Inter-American Development Bank, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Carlos Slim Foundation to endorse five-year initiative


A Malaria-Free Africa Is Within Reach

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Aliko Dangote call for renewed leadership, creative approaches to fight malaria in this Thompson-Reuters op-ed


Global Leaders Launch Council to Help End Malaria

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 two decades.

  • Who started the End Malaria Council?

    The End Malaria Council was convened by Bill Gates and Ray Chambers in collaboration with the RBM Partnership to End Malaria 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 RBM Partnership to End Malaria?

    Though the End Malaria Council is a separate body from the RBM Partnership to End Malaria, the Council is dependent upon the strategic guidance and expertise of the Partnership and works 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 once 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. The Council is supported by representatives from office of the WHO Ambassador for Global Strategy and Health Financing, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Africa Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA), the Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA), Malaria No More and the RBM Partnership to End Malaria. Panorama serves in a strategic support and coordination role for the Council.

Learn More

RBM Partnership to End Malaria

The Roll Back Malaria Partnership is a global platform for coordinated action against malaria, comprised of more than 500 partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2030

Adopted by the World Health Assembly in 2015, the World Health Organization’s Global Technical Strategy provides a comprehensive framework to guide countries in their efforts to accelerate progress towards malaria elimination.

2020 World Malaria Report

Published annually, the World Health Organization’s World Malaria Report provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the progress and challenges in the malaria fight.

Lancet Commission on Malaria Eradication

In the 2019 report “Malaria eradication within a generation: ambitious, achievable, and necessary,” a commission of experts lay out the necessary steps and tools needed to eradicate malaria.

Strategic Advisory Group on Malaria Eradication

Key findings and recommendations for a successful malaria eradication effort informed by a three-year study of malaria trends and projections.