Parliamentarians agree on five core resolutions and 20 recommendations to scale-up sustained malaria control efforts and demand to have a stricter oversight role and control over policies, programs and domestic and international financing for health.
Seventy-six parliamentarians from 18 countries in West and Central Africa convened at a three-day inter-parliamentary forum aimed at accelerating the achievement of malaria control objectives. The International Malaria Forum for Parliamentarians from West and Central Africa was held in Bamako, Mali from 13 to 15 July 2010.
The Forum was chaired by Mali Prime Minister Modibo Sidibe and brought together participants from across twenty countries and a dozen international institutions from Europe and the United States.The event was a joint project of the Malian National Assembly, Group Pivot Santé Population (GPSP), the Center for Communication Programs at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the Islamic Development Bank and the RBM partnership.
Watch video highlights from the Malaria Forum:
Johanna-Joy Phumaphi, Executive Secretary for the African Leaders Malaria Alliance — ALMA speaks about the significance of the parliamentary gathering
Awa Coll-Seck, Executive Director of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership talks about the crucial role that parliamentarians can play in the fight against malaria
>Obasanjo Yabo Bello, Member of Parliament and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health in Nigeria speaks about her interest in attending the Forum and why she believes a malaria parliamentary strategy for the region is key