Setting up a national malaria youth army

In July 2021, we launched our first national malaria youth army in Kenya. We are working to create more national-level malaria youth armies over the coming months.

To set up a national malaria youth army, you need to follow this 5-step process:

  1. Learn about the ALMA Youth Strategy and how national malaria youth armies work and their selection criteria
  2. Form a small group of young people to work collectively on setting up the national malaria youth army
  3. Contact ALMA’s youth team at youth@alma2030.org
  4. Work with ALMA to structure and set up the national malaria youth army
  5. Launch the national malaria youth army

Selection criteria for joining a national malaria youth army

To be eligible to join a national malaria youth army, members need to be:

  • a young person from Africa or the diaspora, aged between 15 and 35 years old
  • able to connect with country stakeholders working in the health sector and other related areas
  • able to liaise with youth networks and passionate about finding solutions to health issues
  • knowledgable about malaria and universal health coverage
  • able to work in a multicultural team and environment
  • excellent at communicating and enthusiastic
  • experienced in working to organise young people, country stakeholders working in health development or other related areas
  • available and willing to work voluntarily, attend ALMA youth-related planned meetings for the during of your membership (ALMA covers travel-related costs)