Contribuyendo a la lucha mundial contra la malaria

Un niño está sentado en una hamaca protegido por una red antimosquitos.
Niño colocado debajo de un mosquitero para protegerle de las picaduras de los mosquitos, fuente de transmisión de la malaria. © Swiss Malaria Group / Elder Figuera

A pesar del progreso continuo en el control de la malaria, ésta aún sigue siendo una gran carga de enfermedad en muchos países, especialmente en el África subsahariana. Para combatir los efectos económicos y de la salud de la malaria en los países asociados, la COSUDE hace hincapié no sólo en la prevención, sino también en el acceso a las medicinas.

En el punto de mira de la COSUDE

Suiza es un país reconocido internacionalmente por su excelencia en la investigación de la malaria y por su implementación de iniciativas pioneras de control y prevención de la malaria. Por lo tanto, la COSUDE tiene la ventaja de colaborar con una cantidad de contrapartes de los sectores público y privado que son bien conocidos por su experiencia y pericia en el campo de la malaria.

La COSUDE contribuye con la lucha contra la malaria tanto a través de la cooperación bilateral como de la multilateral. En los países contraparte altamente endémico de la malaria, la COSUDE respalda proyectos específicos que combaten la malaria mediante una mayor cobertura con mosquiteros, fortaleciendo los sistemas de salud y apoyando a las iniciativas comunitarias. A nivel internacional, la COSUDE contribuye a la lucha contra la malaria con contribuciones financieras a iniciativas globales como el Fondo Mundial de Lucha contra el SIDA, la Tuberculosis y la Malaria, y a instituciones académicas reconocidas internacionalmente y asociaciones público-privadas que conducen innovadoras investigaciones y el desarrollo de nuevos medios de prevención, medicinas y herramientas de diagnóstico.

Levantando la conciencia y sensitividad

La COSUDE también encabeza el Grupo de la Malaria, fundado en 2007, que abarca once miembros de los sectores privado y público y la sociedad civil. El objetivo de este grupo es crear conciencia de la malaria y su impacto entre aquéllos que toman decisiones y el público, y aumentar el apoyo suizo para las organizaciones que están activamente involucradas en la lucha contra la malaria. Las sinergias entre los miembros se utilizan para contribuir a la reducción de casos de malaria en los países más afectados a través de innovadoras medidas de control, conocimiento y flujos financieros.

Contexto

Muchos países han hecho notables progresos en el control de la malaria, resultando en la reducción de la mortalidad infantil y una reducción en el número de casos de malaria. Estos resultados han sido posibles a través de una mejorada coordinación de los diferentes actores globales, inversiones masivas en el control de la malaria y la disponibilidad de eficientes herramientas para la prevención, diagnóstico y tratamiento. Sin embargo, la creciente resistencia a los medicamentos antipalúdicos e insecticidas presenta un enorme problema para mantener estos logros.

Proyectos actuales

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Swiss Malaria Group

01.01.2024 - 31.12.2025

Founded in 2007 as an informal network, the Swiss Malaria Group (SMG) has undergone organisational development leading to a formalized multi-stakeholder group with a strategic focus on raising awareness about malaria and the comparative advantage of Switzerland to defeat the disease. Organised as an association, with an Executive Secretariat hosted by Medicus Mundi Switzerland, the 15 organisations help accelerating malaria elimination, through innovative control measures, knowledge and financial flows.


BACKUP Health: Technical support for Global Fund country partners

01.09.2023 - 31.08.2027

The Global Fund aims at ending AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria as epidemics. It works with country-based partners. The coordination mechanism through which these partners operate often requires technical assistance. SDC’s support to BACKUP Health is meant to improve the effectiveness of the coordinating mechanisms in order to ensure that the activities supported by the Global Fund  benefit the poor and vulnerable populations. Experiences gathered by the BACKUP Health in countries will be used to influence strategic decisions at Board level.


Phase 1 Solidarit'Eau Suisse 2022-2027

16.07.2022 - 15.07.2027

Access to safe water and sanitation affordable for all by 2030 according to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 is substantially off track. The so-called SDG 6 Acceleration Framework adopted in 2020 by the UN, calls for fast results through increased efforts at all levels and by all relevant actors. Solidarit’Eau Suisse helps in mobilizing support from Swiss municipalities and other water-related public actors to implement Swiss projects in the water sector of the Global South.


Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV)

01.01.2022 - 31.12.2024

Treating malaria requires developing different medicines suitable for people in lower-income countries. The Geneva-based Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) drives the discovery, development and implementation of new antimalarial medicines. Working with pharmaceutical, academic and affected country partners, including Swiss companies and research, MMV contributes to equitable access to affordable and quality medicines for vulnerable groups at risk of malaria, in particular children and pregnant women. 


Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC)

01.08.2020 - 31.07.2024

Vector-borne neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and malaria are major causes of mortality, morbidity and lack of economic progress for the poorest. Targeting the vector (mosquito) is a main eradication approach. Due to climate change and natural mutation, insecticide resistance is affecting most malaria endemic countries. The Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC) is the world-leader Product Development Partnership developing innovative and safe insecticides. SDC strategic support to IVCC complements Switzerland’s global action against malaria. 


Contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GF)

01.01.2020 - 31.12.2022

Health is a precondition, an indicator and a result of sustainable development. The Global Fund (GF) follows the vision of a world free of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. It collects and channels a big share of the international funds dedicated to end these epidemics that disproportionately affect the poorest and most vulnerable people. Its support to country programmes has saved 27 million lives since 2002. In the coming years, the challenge is to maintain this progress and step up the fight to ending the epidemics. 


Swiss Malaria Group (SMG)

01.01.2020 - 31.12.2023

The Swiss Malaria Group (SMG) gathers all Swiss-based institutions active nationally and internationally in the fight against malaria. The 16 members’ organizations from the public, private, academic and non-for-profit sectors coordinate their efforts in order to engaging Swiss technical expertise, opinion makers and the general public to provide Swiss leadership against malaria at global and national levels, strengthen research and innovation by Swiss actors and fight malaria on the ground in all affected settings.


BACKUP Health Technical support for Global Fund country partners

01.12.2019 - 31.08.2023

Switzerland supports The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria with 64 million CHF for three years (2020-2022). As the Fund is a global financing mechanism without country presence that provides grants to recipient countries. The BACKUP Health initiative strives to strengthen governments and other national stakeholders in such way that they embed Global Fund grant proposals in broader health sector priorities.


Global Malaria Technical & Training Support Package (GlobMal)

01.07.2019 - 30.06.2023

The worldwide reduction in malaria-related death in the last two decades is a major global public health success. Despite the 6 million lives saved from malaria, still more than 400’000 people die every year. The project aims to shape effective global and national malaria control and elimination strategies, by providing the necessary scientific evidence and strengthening capacities of malaria-affected countries. Swiss research and private sector contribute to the design and implementation of these global and national malaria strategies.


Towards Elimination of Malaria in Tanzania

01.12.2018 - 30.04.2024

Tanzania deploys innovative approaches for malaria control and elimination since 2000. To sustain and expand gains that have been achieved, the project will capacitate Tanzanian institutions to engage in subnational, intersectoral and cross borders elimination strategies, thus making available best practices to normative bodies such as World Health Organization (WHO). Tanzania’s and Switzerland’s recognized strong expertise, network and influence in malaria elimination will be increased through this programme.


BACKUP Health Technical support for Global Fund country partners

01.07.2017 - 31.03.2020

Based in Geneva, the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria does not have representations in the countries receiving its grants. To foster effective the implementation of its support, the Global Fund relies on coordination mechanisms that gather the main country-based partners, including people affected by the diseases. SDC co-financing of the BACKUP Health initiative aims at strengthening this multi-stakeholder management of Global Fund grants, reinforce accountability and increase the impact of the Global Fund.

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