Roll Back Malaria

Strategic Transformation & Transition

The Challenge

In the middle of December 2013, the RBM Board commissioned an external evaluation to ensure the Partnership was well positioned to drive continued momentum towards a malaria-free world This evaluation concluded that significant adjustments to RBM’s structure would be necessary to sustain its successes and build on them to deliver on the ambitious goals and objectives of the 2030 WHO Global Technical Strategy (GTS) and accompanying RBM Action and Investment to defeat Malaria (AIM).

After a period of extensive consultation, the RBM Board agreed at its 29th Meeting in December 2015 on a new governance architecture. This included the establishment of a reconstituted Partnership Board, which could take advantage of the tremendous skill, energy and effectiveness of its partners and lead the organization into a new era with a focus on ending malaria.

The Engagement

Working with the Gates Foundation, Malaria No More UK and the US Presidents Malaria Initiative (PMI), Headadvisory have supported the transition process of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership. The engagement has involved working with a wide range of stakeholders globally from Ministers of Health in malaria affected countries, senior leaders in the private sector and from donor countries and a variety of world leaders in research and academia and NGOs to successfully shape, design and deliver the transformation process. Activities have included:

  • Designing the end to end 12 month transition process
  • Coordination of the global Board selection and assessment process
  • Strategic assessment of hostig options
  • Direct strategic advice and support to the Global Co-ordinator, US President's Malaria Initiative

The Result

  • Successful identification of a new revitalised Partnership Board The Result
  • Delivery of a transition communications strategy
  • Successful Programme management of the transition process