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Ahead of World Malaria Day on the 25th April 2019, GFAN AP congratulates the official launch of the Global Civil Society Network for Malaria Elimination (CS4ME) in Paris, France at the official ceremony of World Malaria Day organised by the Roll Back Malaria Partnership to end Malaria, World Health Organisation, and the French Government.

CS4ME was created at the first World Malaria Congress in Melbourne, Australia during the Civil Society Pre-Meeting held on the 29th and 30th July 2018 convened and organised by GFAN AP, and co-organised with APCASO with the support of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the World Malaria Congress. The Pre-Meeting was attended by over 30 participants around the world, including representatives of communities and civil society engaged in the fight against malaria at national, regional, and global levels. This would not have been possible without the involvement and participation of the Regional Community Rights and Gender Communications and Coordination Platforms of the Global Fund, who supported in the identification of communities and civil society partners for the pre-meeting and the development of the pre-meeting agenda.

The goal of CS4ME is to connect malaria control community-based and civil society organisations on a single platform. Promote and advocate for malaria control programmes and interventions to be more effective, sustainable, equitable, innovative, inclusive of civil society, community-based, human rights and gender-based, and adequately funding the response.

GFAN AP will continue to work closely with CS4ME by strengthening malaria community and civil society mobilisation in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as advocating for sustained and effective malaria responses and financing in the region, including through programmes funded through the Global Fund.