A large number of personalities took part in the important annual meeting held in Paris on 25 April 2019 to celebrate World Malaria Day. The opportunity for the Global Coordinator of the Civil Society Network for Malaria Elimination and Executive Director of Impact Sante Afrique (ISA), Ms. Olivia Ngou, to launch the CS4ME network at the conference entitled “Zero Malaria! I am committed” organized by RBM – Parternship To End Malaria & Paris City Hall.
Some presences were noted; among others, those of the Vice-President of Gabon, the First Ladies of Haiti and Niger, the Minister of State of Senegal and Ambassador of the initiative on malaria elimination in the Sahel, the Ministers of Health of France, Senegal and Niger, several deputies at the Paris City Hall, the Mayor of Freetown, the Coordinator of the National Malaria Control Programme (PNLP) of Niger, etc.
CS4ME was launched simultaneously by several CSOs in Africa and Asia. A major communication campaign has been deployed worldwide by CS4ME CSOs members who have in turn launched CS4ME!
In African countries:
Press conferences and briefings with the support of Impact Santé Africa (ISA) were held through national CSOs on the margins of the launch of Malaria Day; Press releases were issued by international media groups, in addition to radio interviews (Niger and Burkina Faso) and publications of activities by the press from several CS4ME member countries.
Countries that organized press conferences: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gabon, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda
Press releases were co-signed and disseminated by civil society and partners such as: GFAN AP, GFAN AFRICA, APCASO, GMS, RAME, RENAPS/AJ, FARHAN, ONEN, RACOJ, ACOMIN, PHICC, RNGOF