Dr Aimable Mbituyumuremyi

Division Manager of Malaria and other Parasitic Diseases, Ministry of Health, Rwanda

Dr. Aimable MBITUYUMUREMYI is a Medical Doctor with a Master's Degree in Health Informatics. He has worked for more than 7 years in the HIV / AIDS, STI and Viral Hepatitis B and C Program at the Ministry of Health (Rwanda), devoting most of his time to program design and their implementation at national level. Dr. Aimable MBITUYUMUREMYI is currently the Head of the National Malaria Control Program, other Parasitic Diseases and Neglected Tropical Diseases Division within the Rwanda Biomedical Center, Ministry of Health in Rwanda since 2016. He is widely involved in the design and implementation of the national strategy and guidelines for Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) control at all levels.

3:15pm – 4:15pm EAT

Tuesday, 9 March 2021 Day 2

Zero Malaria Starts with Me - Draw the Line Against Malaria

Hosted by Malaria No More UK

Draw the Line Against Malaria campaign is a new youth chapter of the pan-African Zero Malaria Starts With Me campaign that calls on young people across Africa to unite and fight malaria by driving more action, more innovation, more funding and more leadership to end this disease within a generation and save lives.

This session will discuss at length the role young people can play in the fight against malaria in Africa while also looking at the global progress on malaria, African governments commitments on malaria and finally dissemination of the Draw The Line Against Malaria campaign.

Insufficient investment in the health sector or in actions to tackle the environmental and social determinants of health is a serious obstacle to improving health outcomes in Africa, particularly considering that the continent bears the bulk of the global morbidity and mortality burden of priority diseases like Malaria.  We acknowledge that active engagement of the youth in Africa towards the fight against malaria is now even more important at a time when Africa’s attention and effort is drawn towards achieving UHC.