Three Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) have signaled their readiness to lead a national campaign to mobilize resources locally to fund malaria control activities.
The move by Hope for Future Generations (HFFG), Institute of Social Research and Development, and Youth Development and Research and Innovation, comes amid declining donor funding.
This was contained in a press statement issued and signed by Mrs. Cecilia Senoo, the Executive Director of HFFG, in Kumasi.
It described the funding trends by the “public sector and donors” as “discouraging, leaving an annual funding gap of an estimated US$2.6 billion for malaria prevention from 2011 to 2020”.
This, the statement indicated, made it both prudent and urgent, to explore domestic revenue streams.
It spoke of plans to set up and operate district malaria advocacy groups in districts across the nation.
The groups would have strong presence in not less than 25 percent of the districts and would spearhead funds mobilization to roll back the disease, it added.
The NGOs initiative has been timed to coincide with this year’s malaria day celebration.
The event is being held under the theme “End malaria for good; invest in malaria prevention”.