Last week in Dar es Salaam, ALMA Executive Secretary, Joy Phumaphi met with H.E. Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, Former President of the United Republic of Tanzania and Founding Chair of ALMA. During the meeting, Ms. Phumaphi and H.E. Kikwete discussed the continued and increased efforts needed to achieve malaria elimination. In 2015, during the ALMA Forum at the African Union Summit, the African Heads of State declared malaria elimination a top priority. Former President Kikwete expressed eager interest in supporting malaria elimination efforts and will continue to be a powerful ally in Africa’s fight against malaria as the continent pivots to the elimination agenda.