World Malaria Day

Today is World Malaria Day 2008. To mark the event in Angola, health officials and UN officials are in Luena City, in eastern Moxico Province, to “inaugurate a fair of products and medicines to fight malaria, as well as launch the campaign of insecticide spraying inside houses in the Sacassange village (14 kilometres south of Luena City)”, according to the Angola Press Agency. Read more here:

Today, Angola’s Health Minister also announced the government’s plans to reduce the malaria mortality rate from 30,000 (recorded in 2003) to less than 8,000 this year. 2000 deaths caused by malaria have been recorded this year. The Minister said mortality rates have dropped in 2008 and pointed to malaria prevention awareness campaigns using mosquito nets as contributing to the decline. Read more here: .

The Roll Back Malaria consortium organized the Zambezi Expedition to highlight the World Malaria Day’s year long slogan: ‘Malaria- a disease without borders’. We’ve been following its progress- particularly as the expedition launched from Angola’s Moxico province three weeks ago. Today the expedition arrived in Livingstone, Zambia. The expedition is the first stage in the RBM calls a regional malaria control initiative – the “Trans-Zambezi project”. The RBM says the project will boost health, tourism and economic development in the Trans-Zambezi region. More here:

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</p> <p>The Angolan government announced this week that they are joining with the World Health Organisation, the World Bank, Unicef, the Japanese Cooperation and others to spend $US 150 million on the fight against malaria in Angola. The amount will be spread over five years as part of the Roll Back Malaria programme.</p> <p>And speaking of the RBI, Angola’s Health deputy minister, José Van-Dunem and a delegation of government official attended last week’s Zambezi River launch in Moxico province. According to, the minister stated that Angola’s malaria death rates have dropped significantly compared to previous years due to malaria prevention strategies including the supply of mosquito nets, medicines and eliminating stagnant water area. Read more here: <a title="" href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <div id="atatags-370373-5f098217c9221"> <script type="text/javascript"> __ATA.cmd.push(function() { __ATA.initVideoSlot('atatags-370373-5f098217c9221', { sectionId: '370373', format: 'inread' }); }); </script> </div> <p class="postinfo"> Filed under: <a href="" rel="category tag">Government</a> | Tagged: <a href="" rel="tag">Caxico</a>, <a href="" rel="tag">Roll Back Malaria programme</a> | <a href="">Leave a comment »</a> </p> </div> </div> <div class="post-43 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-our-project tag-angola tag-angola-mosquito-net-project tag-cunene tag-luanda tag-malaria tag-mosquito tag-ngo tag-wordpress" id="post-43"> <h2><a href="" rel="bookmark">We did it!</a></h2> <div class="postinfo"> Posted on <span class="postdate">April 8, 2008</span> by angolafieldgroup </div> <div class="entry"> <p>The Angola Mosquitonet Project has exceeded the $100,000 mark thanks to a private donation of $1,500 received from a ‘Tullow Dublin Family’. This donation means we can purchase more nets and now include in our distribution the province of Cunene in the southern part of Angola. A group of 30 trained local maternal health care givers who help women in rural areas with pre and post natal care, will receive mosquito nets to distribute to the mothers as part of their health care training. In Angola, 25% of overall maternal mortality is attributed to malaria. The health care givers are part of a program run by the Lutheran Church in Angola.<br /> Our new total is $101,457.00. A big thank you to each and everyone who has helped us exceed our previous goal. We are well on the way to the December 2008 goal of $125,000.</p> <p class="postinfo"> Filed under: <a href="" rel="category tag">Our Project</a> | Tagged: <a href="" rel="tag">angola</a>, <a href="" rel="tag">angola mosquito net project</a>, <a href="" rel="tag">Cunene</a>, <a href="" rel="tag">Luanda</a>, <a href="" rel="tag">malaria</a>, <a href="" rel="tag">mosquito</a>, <a href="" rel="tag">NGO</a>, <a href="" rel="tag">wordpress</a> | <a href="">Leave a comment »</a> </p> </div> </div> <div class="post-40 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-our-project tag-malange tag-palanca-negra-project tag-soyo" id="post-40"> <h2><a href="" rel="bookmark">April update</a></h2> <div class="postinfo"> Posted on <span class="postdate">April 1, 2008</span> by angolafieldgroup </div> <div class="entry"> <p>April is a big month for the Angola MosquitoNet Project. It’s the month that we’ll be handing over nets… On April 30, we will be giving away 3,160 nets to various organizations including Development Workshop, the Soyo Baptist Church Medical Clinic and the Palanca Negra Project in Malange, to mention just a few.</p> <p>The Angola MosquitoNet Project has now raised $99,957. That’s just $43 short of the $100,000 goal set for December 2007. We are actively fundraising and hope to reach our goal for this year, $125,000 by December 2008. Contact the Angola MosquitoNet Project <a href="">here</a> if you:</p> <ul> <li>Want to help the Angola MosquitoNet Project achieve the 2008 goal</li> <li>Your organization needs mosquito nets</li> <li>You know a family or individual who cannot afford to buy a net</li> <p>Also, check out this video update from Committee member Gilda Alexander:</ul> <span class="embed-youtube" style="text-align:center; display: block;"><iframe class='youtube-player' width='468' height='264' src='' allowfullscreen='true' style='border:0;'></iframe></span> <p class="postinfo"> Filed under: <a href="" rel="category tag">Our Project</a> | Tagged: <a href="" rel="tag">Malange</a>, <a href="" rel="tag">Palanca Negra Project</a>, <a href="" rel="tag">Soyo</a> | <a href="">Leave a comment »</a> </p> </div> </div> <div class="browse"></div> </div><!-- End content --> </div></div><!-- End narrowcolumnwrapper and narrowcolumn classes --> <div class="sidebar"> <ul> <li><h2>Calendar</h2> <ul> <li><table id="wp-calendar" class="wp-calendar-table"> <caption>April 2008</caption> <thead> <tr> <th scope="col" title="Monday">M</th> <th scope="col" title="Tuesday">T</th> <th scope="col" title="Wednesday">W</th> <th scope="col" title="Thursday">T</th> <th scope="col" title="Friday">F</th> <th scope="col" title="Saturday">S</th> <th scope="col" title="Sunday">S</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="1" class="pad"> </td><td><a href="" aria-label="Posts published on April 1, 2008">1</a></td><td>2</td><td>3</td><td>4</td><td>5</td><td>6</td> </tr> <tr> <td>7</td><td><a href="" aria-label="Posts published on April 8, 2008">8</a></td><td>9</td><td>10</td><td><a href="" aria-label="Posts published on April 11, 2008">11</a></td><td>12</td><td>13</td> </tr> <tr> <td>14</td><td>15</td><td>16</td><td>17</td><td>18</td><td>19</td><td>20</td> </tr> <tr> <td>21</td><td>22</td><td>23</td><td>24</td><td><a href="" aria-label="Posts published on April 25, 2008">25</a></td><td>26</td><td>27</td> </tr> <tr> <td>28</td><td>29</td><td>30</td> <td class="pad" colspan="4"> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table><nav aria-label="Previous and next months" class="wp-calendar-nav"> <span class="wp-calendar-nav-prev"><a href="">« Mar</a></span> <span class="pad"> </span> <span class="wp-calendar-nav-next"><a href="">Jul »</a></span> </nav></li> </ul> </li> <li id="linkcat-1356" class="linkcat"><h2>Blogroll</h2> <ul class='xoxo blogroll'> <li><a href="" target="_blank"></a></li> <li><a href="">Angola Field Group</a></li> <li><a href="" target="_blank">Angola Malaria Indicator Survey</a></li> <li><a href="" title="Canadian NGO" target="_blank">Development Workshop</a></li> <li><a href="" target="_blank">Drive Against Malaria</a></li> <li><a href="" title="World Malaria Day site" target="_blank">Mobilising4Malaria</a></li> <li><a href="" target="_blank"></a></li> <li><a href="" title="Global initiative to combat malaria" target="_blank">Roll Back Malaria</a></li> <li><a href="" title="Malaria news feed" target="_blank">Technorati Malaria feed</a></li> <li><a href="" title="Emergency aid agency" target="_blank">The Mentor Initiative</a></li> <li><a href="" target="_blank">UNICEF Angola</a></li> <li><a href="" title="Global Malaria Programme" target="_blank">WHO – Global Malaria Programme</a></li> </ul> </li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- End pagewrapper --> <div id="footer"> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Create a free website or blog at</a> WP Designer.</p> </div> </div><!-- end page --> </div><!-- End container id --> <!-- --> <script src='//'></script> <script> var WPGroHo = {"my_hash":""}; 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