The 2015 Social Media Awards: Malaria Heroes is a collaborative initiative partnered by six international malaria organizations, and facilitated by Inis Communication.


The Awards Partners reflect the broad range of actors and activities involved in the fight to defeat malaria, from advocacy organizations and policy alliances, to scientific research centres and implementing agencies. Each Partner is associated with a specific Award category.

APLMA is high level political advocacy platform formed of Asian and Pacific heads of government. Its mandate is to accelerate progress against malaria and artemisinin resistance, with the target of eliminating the disease from the region by 2030.

APLMA joins the Awards as the Partner for the Regional Malaria Champion: Asia Pacific category.

The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) is devoted to improving global health and promoting health equity through excellence in research, training, policy and development. ISGlobal has a longstanding tradition in multidisciplinary approaches to malaria and hosts an initiative specifically devoted to malaria elimination. In 2013, in recognition of its trajectory in this field, it was designated a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Malaria Control, Elimination and Eradication.

ISGlobal joins the Awards as the Partner for the Regional Malaria Champion: Latin America category.

Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) is a leading product development partnership (PDP) in the field of antimalarial drug research and development. Its mission is to reduce the burden of malaria in disease-endemic countries by discovering, developing and delivering new, effective and affordable antimalarial drugs.

MMV joins the Awards as the Partner for the Innovator category.

MNM is a non-profit organization working to end malaria deaths by engaging leaders, rallying the public, and delivering life-saving tools and education to families across Africa.

MNM joins the Awards as the Partner for the Young Leader category.

RBM is the global platform for coordinated action against malaria. It forms multisectoral partnerships at national and global levels in order to mobilize action and resources to reduce malaria morbidity and mortality.

RBM joins the Awards as the Partner for the People’s Choice for Best Social Communications category.

Since 2003, UNDP has partnered with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to support the implementation of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria programmes in low- and middle-income countries. UNDP acts as an interim principal recipient of grants in crisis or post-crisis situations, strengthening the capacity of national counterparts to administer the programmes in the long-term.

UNDP joins the Awards as the Partner for the Regional Malaria Champion: Africa category.