FAQ

ALMA FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

What is ALMA?

The African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) is a ground breaking coalition of 49 African heads of state and government working across country and regional borders to eliminate malaria by 2030. 

What is ALMA's Creation Statement?

ALMA has a Creation Statement which states the scope and purpose of our mission. For the document in its entirety, please visit http://www.alma2030.org/sites/default/files/reference-document/alma_creation_statement.pdf

What is the ALMA Scorecard for Accountability and Action?

The ALMA Scorecard is a tracking and action tool provided to heads of state and government and their ministries to ensure transparency, accountability and action on malaria control across Africa. The Scorecard is produced quarterly.

What are Country Quarterly Reports?

Country Quarterly Reports are issued alongside the ALMA Scorecard. The country reports provide an in-depth analysis for each malaria endemic country including highlighting progress and impact, key challenges, and tracking progress on recommended actions to address these challenges. These reports are also produced quarterly.

What are Recommended Actions?

Recommended Actions are issued to stimulate action to address key bottlenecks identified in the ALMA Scorecard. Each country reports progress against these recommend actions.

What are Overview Reports?

Overview Reports are executive summaries of trends, issues, and common successes in the fight against malaria written by Joy Phumaphi, ALMA's Executive Secretary. Overview Reports are produced quarterly based on the data from the Scorecard and Quarterly Reports .

Who are ALMA’s partners?

The Asia-Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance, The African Development Bank, The African Union, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, & Malaria, Malaria No More, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM), The United Nations, The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), The United Nations Foundation, UNITAID, the United Nations Special Envoy for Financing the Health Millennium Development Goals and for Malaria, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), The World Bank, The World Health Organization (WHO), and other key partners.

What is the role of the ALMA Secretariat ?

The ALMA Secretariat runs the day to day operations of ALMA and supports the mandates set by the heads of state and government on key malaria issues.

What is the SADC Elimination Eight Scorecard?

In 2014, ALMA supported the Southern African Elimination 8 Malaria Initiative to develop an accountability mechanism “The E8 Malaria Elimination Scorecard” which gives a holistic overview of how E8 countries are performing relative to each other and to elimination targets. The eight countries are Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. 

What is the ALMA App?

The ALMA App provides access to the outcome documents from the ALMA meetings of heads of state and government as well as the Scorecards and reports on your iPads! Click here to download the ALMA app for iPad.

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