Roll Back Malaria | ExxonMobil | Malaria No More | Medicines for Malaria Venture | NetsforLife | Novartis | PermaNet | SADC | Sumitomo Chemical | The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation | The United Nations Foundation

Avon | Bestard | Coleman | General Dynamics Itronix | Imnasa | International Paint | Lalizas | Lorenzo Reynes | MACS | Marinepool | MarineTrack | Premier Auto Benoni | Rib Expedition | Waeco | Yacht Center Palma

The Roll Back Malaria Zambezi Expedition, an unprecedented voyage, is made possible thanks to the six malaria endemic countries and a public private partnership effort.



To provide a coordinated global approach to fighting malaria, the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership was launched in 1998 by WHO, UNICEF, UNDP and the World Bank. Today, the global RBM Partnership includes a broad, diverse range of partners - including malaria-endemic countries, their bilateral and multilateral development partners, the private sector, nongovernmental and community-based organizations, foundations, and research and academic institutions - who bring a formidable assembly of expertise, infrastructure and funds into the fight against the disease.


ExxonMobil is proud to be a lead sponsor of the Zambezi Expedition, which we hope will help galvanize international support in the fight against malaria. We value the partnership of African governments and the emphasis on delivering life-saving treatments to people in need. ExxonMobil established its Africa Health Initiative in 2000 in support of the Abuja Declaration on Roll Back Malaria in Africa, which has a goal to halve malaria deaths by 2010. Since then, we have invested about $40 million to fight malaria at the community level, on treatment and vaccine research and on raising awareness and international support.


Malaria No More's mission is simple: to end deaths due to malaria. Malaria No More works to raise the profile of the disease among the public, policymakers, and businesses, while engaging the private sector to provide life-saving mosquito nets and other critical interventions to families in Africa. Together, we can make malaria no more.


Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) is a non-profit organization dedicated discovering, developing and delivering safe, effective, and affordable antimalarial drugs through public-private partnerships. Working with over 80 partners worldwide, MMV is managing the largest-ever portfolio of malaria drug research with over 40 projects in different stages of drug R&D. The first new drug could be ready for market in 2008. MMV's goal is to make a public health impact and meet the needs of the 3.2 billion people at risk from this deadly disease.


NetsforLifeSM works with churches in Africa to mobilize grassroots communities to prevent and treat malaria. We will distribute five million nets and provide malaria education and evaluation in 18 countries by 2012. Our partners are Standard Chartered Bank, The Starr Foundation, ExxonMobil Foundation, The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, White Flowers Foundation, and Episcopal Relief and Development. We joined the Zambezi Expedition to raise malaria awareness and combat malaria in vulnerable populations.


Novartis is a world leader in offering medicines to protect health, cure diseases and improve well-being. Cumulatively, Novartis has provided without profit, over 140 million Coartem® treatments to malaria patients worldwide, since 2001, thus contributing to saving thousands of lives. 75% of these 140 million Coartem® treatments were for babies and young infants. Novartis is sponsoring the Zambezi Expedition in order to show its strong commitment to tackling the disease and creating a malaria-free future for children.


Vestergaard Frandsen Group is a family-owned company that develops innovative disease-prevention products. To date, more than 135 million of our lifesaving PermaNet® LLIN have been distributed to fight malaria in the developing world. Vestergaard believes strongly that our work, and that of our partners, will one day afford all humanity the basic human rights that so many are currently without. We are proud to sponsor the Zambezi Expedition, bringing good health and hope to the people of the "River of Life".


The Southern African Development Community (SADC) was set up to harmonize and coordinate policies of member countries to achieve collective self-reliance and improve the living standards of the people of the region. SADC Member States are Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.


Sumitomo Chemical is a multi-national Japanese company with decades of experience in insecticide manufacturing and plastics technology, which combine in making Olyset® Net the most durable and cost-effective preventative malaria intervention available today. Sumitomo Chemical is working to ensure Olyset technology reaches those in need through its joint venture manufacturing facility for Olyset Nets in Tanzania. Sumitomo Chemical believes the cycle of poverty can be broken by the prevention of vector-borne diseases, and is proud to sponsor the Zambezi Expedition.

John Lucas from Sumitomo Chemical on the fight against malaria


The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF) was created in 2001 to spearhead Coca-Cola Africa’s community interventions on the continent in critical areas of community need, primarily focusing on access to clean water and its related sanitation, hygiene and governance impacts entrepreneurship; education; and health interventions focused on the prevention and awareness of malaria and HIV/AIDS. Since then, TCCAF has contributed over $40 million in direct financial support for these and other emergency relief causes in 48 countries throughout the continent.


The United Nations Foundation champions the United Nations and is a platform that connects people, ideas and capital to help the UN solve global problems. Through our campaigns and partnerships, the UN Foundation makes it easy for individuals, businesses and non-governmental organizations to work with the UN on key global challenges. We are dedicated to fighting malaria through our support of Roll Back Malaria and our Nothing But Nets campaign, a grassroots effort to raise awareness and funds for malaria prevention.



Avon Inflatables has almost 50 years experience in the design and manufacture of inflatable and rigid inflatable boats for recreational, professional and defence applications, and is one of the world's leading players in this field. The company has a global reputation for high quality hand built products - recreational boats, specialist craft for commercial, defence and coastguard agencies as well as whitewater craft. Avon is now part of the Zodiac Group, preserving its own trade identity as well as the traditional typology of its products.


Bestard Mountain Boots is a family enterprise in the best meaning of the word. From what our fathers founded back in 1940 we have grown, developed and finally become a consolidated and recognized brand. We are a team strongly united by the satisfaction and eagerness which come out of the privilege of working together with something we all love: to improve and make a mountain boot which is getting more perfect and more comfortable for each year, a boot which you might like using as much as we do.


Nearly 100 years ago, a young man with an entrepreneurial spirit and a better idea began manufacturing lanterns in Wichita, Kansas. His name was W.C. Coleman. And the company he founded would change life in America. Our current catalog is thick with products that make spending time outside a pleasure: tents, stoves, grills, lighting, backpacks, sleeping bags, inflatables... The mantra of Sheldon Coleman Sr. still guides the Coleman company: "Don't let life put you back on your heels. Lean into it."


General Dynamics Itronix is a world-class developer of wireless, rugged field computing systems including laptops, ultra-mobile notebooks and tablet PCs. We serve mobile workers in a variety of markets including public safety, commercial field service, government, military, communications, utilities and transportation and are extremely proud that our fully-rugged GoBook XR-1 notebooks will be utilized in this historical and critical expedition in the fight against malaria.


IMNASA is a company that sells nautical spare parts and accessories for professionals. IMNASA has a wide range of essential products and a permanent stock with over 20,000 references . The quality and guarantee of its products and services, as well as the speed in delivering the material makes IMNASA the best ally for its clients. We undertake to deliver in 24 hours anywhere in Spain, France and Portugal. Due to this, IMNASA is ranked within the first four companies in the sector in Europe.


For over a century, International Paint has been creating the most innovative coating solutions to protect, beautify and improve the performance of all types of boats. No matter in whichever waters around the globe you are, you'll find International Paint offers high performance yacht coatings for both above and below the waterline. International Paint operates within Akzo Nobel, which is the largest global coatings manufacturer and the number one in decorative paints and performance coatings.


LALIZAS produces mainly lifejackets, safety harnesses, inflatable boats, navigation lights, bilge pumps, canopies, ladders, paddles, boathooks, blocks & cleats, fenders, and clothing. Our products are intended for use by those in the marine industry in general, and in sailing in particular. Shops with marine equipment, boats, marinas, sailing clubs, boat owners, and many more are some of our customers. There are no geographical boundaries for LALIZAS and we distribute our products to more than 70 countries.


Lorenzo Reynes is a company with 30 years experience in supplying products for the nautic, forest, farming, gardening and renewable energy industries. With three shops on the island of Mallorca (Palma de Mallorca, Inca and Manor) we have been chosen as a distributor by well-known brands like Honda, Honda Marine, Echo, Jonsered, Iseki, Dubhe, Gesan, Xantrex. We are known for our wide range of quality products and our reliable after-sales service.


MACS Maritime Carrier, a family-owned enterprise, is involved in shipping and transport activities world-wide. The main activity of MACS is the multipurpose liner service between the United Kingdom/Europe and southern Africa. MACS has a growing fleet of multipurpose vessels capable of handling every type of cargo and containers. No other carrier between Europe and southern Africa offers such flexibility. From its inception MACS' service has been well known for its reliable operation.


No sport requires more from clothing than water sports. Moving and working while on a boat puts much higher pressure on fabrics than any other activity. Marinepool provides clothing that remains waterproof in the worst of conditions. Quickly drying nylon fabric absorbs sweat from the skin within seconds and blocks more than 97,5 % of ultraviolet rays. All of Marinepool's fabrics are thoroughly tested by professional teams in challenging conditions - races like the Vendée Globe, Route du Rhum and Around Alone.


MarineTrack provides Track, Alarm, Alert and Monitoring systems for the maritime industry. Our reliable systems operate on a dependable communication network using hardware that has been tested rigorously in the field. We strive to extend the capabilities of our products so that boat builders, manufacturers, owners, operators, organisers, crew or simply friends and family can be sure that an investment in MarineTrack's systems will offer security, safety, cost savings, operational efficiency and most importantly - peace of mind.


Premier Auto Benoni is delighted to be associated with the Zambezi Expedition by sponsoring two Isuzu 4x4 double cab pick-ups for support along the length of the river. We are pleased that this expedition will make considerable in-roads into raising the awareness and improving the effectiveness of the anti-malaria programmes in the region. This scourge can, hopefully, be eliminated before too long thereby improving the quality of life for those living in effected areas.


The exploration of the giant river systems of Asia, Africa and Latin America is one of the last big adventures on earth. In a world running out of "classical" adventures, river expeditions are the response to the individual's desire to find uniqueness, unlimited horizons and special and lasting experiences. Rib Expedition & Adventure organizes expeditions with rigid inflatable boats, so called RIBs. These expeditions lead into regions where navigation with regular vessels is impossible.


In the early 70s it was virtually impossible on board a boat to keep food and beverages fresh for a longer time. Two brothers, Theodor and Peter Wähning, had an ingenious idea. They created the first battery powered refrigerator - and that was the birth of WAECO. The first mobile fridge paved the way to what is now the world's most varied range of mobile refrigeration products for private and professional use. Doing the small step from mobile cooling to mobile kitchen equipment was then a logical progression.


The most attractive cruising areas of Spain are in the Balearic Islands with Mallorca being one of the Mediterranean's prime yachting center. Comprehensive repair and marina facilities available in Palma de Mallorca are probably the best to be found anywhere in Spain. Yacht Center Palma & Marine Super Store's ship chandlers are your first choice for parts, services and equipment. A highly professional sales crew with first-hand maritime experience will attend you in two convenient locations in Palma de Mallorca and Santa Ponça.