US doubles financial aid in 2010 to fight malaria

The the United States ambassador to Angola, Dan Mozena, announced earlier this month that United States assistance to Angola in 2010 has increased from US$ 18 million to US$ 32 million per year for the fight against malaria. It’s estimated that there are over three million cases of malaria each year in Angola, which has a population of just 17 million. Read more at http://www.afriquejet.com/news/africa-news/united-states-double-financial-aid-to-fight-endemic-diseases-in-angola-2010050648877.html

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Malaria prevention program luanches in Bengo

As part of the Angola National Malaria Control Program’s effort to scale-up malaria prevention and treatment services, members of the Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA), thePresident’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), the Government of Angola, USAID’s implementing partner Research Triangle Institute International (RTI) and the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria kicked off a series of training workshops in Bengo yesterday. Participants are being trained in techniques for using a variety of malaria intervention products, such as long-lasting, insecticide-treated malaria nets and indoor residual sprays.

Other partners in the effort include the World Health Organization African Regional Office. Lead corporate sponsorship is by the Chevron Corporation, with additional private sector support from Halliburton, Bayer, Sumitomo Chemical, Cameron International and Vestergaard Frandsen. According to EarthNet:

At present the country is implementing a nation wide program for larval control- including all the cities in the country. This program is integrated with a massive distribution program of insecticide treated nets and localized indoor and outdoor spraying in a selective and sustainable manner, making these valuable actions in the fight against malaria in Angola. With this training, the National Malaria Control Program will create institutional capacity for vector control at the local level and create conditions for Angola to develop a pilot project in Africa for Integrated control of vector borne diseases. (Nilton Saraiva, Angola National Malaria Control Program)

Tanzania launches anti-malaria campaign

Tanzania’s government has introduced a nationwide anti-malaria  awareness campaign titled “Malaria Haikubaliki: Tushirikiane Kuitokomeza” (Malaria is unacceptable: Working together, we can eliminate malaria).  As reported on September 25, 2010 in Tanzania’s This Day newspaper:

The country, arguably one of the leaders in the global fight against malaria, recently introduced an anti malaria campaign – Malaria Haikubaliki –  which involves all sectors of the society including entertainment, business, sport and religion sectors in the battle against malaria across the country.

In spearheading the campaign, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare joined hands with prominent Tanzanian musicians, international partners, senior government officials and  the business sector to stage the Zinduka! (“Wake Up!”) Concert scheduled to take place on February 13, this year at the Leaders’ Club in Dar es Salaam …

The objective of the effort is to increase practices to prevent malaria such as consistently sleeping under an insecticide treated mosquito net, detecting and treating malaria early; and ensuring antenatal care for pregnant women…

The national campaign is anchored at the community and household level by community mobilization activities implemented by Population Services International (PSI) and Johns Hopkins University and district advocacy activities led by Voices II.

At the same time, Tanzania Red Cross is conducting Hang Up and Keep Up campaigns across the country. From the faith community, Malaria Haikubaliki is joined by the Christian Social Services Commission and Bakwata (the National Muslim Council) to engage faith leaders and their congregations in the effort to combat malaria nationwide.

On September 23, 2009, Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete became the head of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) which was launched at the 64th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. The alliance is comprised of seventeen African Heads of State working to end malaria-related deaths. Angola is not a member of ALMA.

E8 initiative aims to eliminate malaria in the SADC

Earlier this month in Windhoek, Namibia, Ministers of Health in the SADC (Southern Africa Development Community) countries launched “E8” a cross-border partnership to eliminate malaria.

According to the Roll Back Malaria website, the E8 -Elimination 8 – initiative “brings together Ministers from Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland, four low-burden countries which have been targeted for elimination by the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), to work closely with their counterparts in neighbouring Angola, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, where malaria still has a serious impact on health and livelihoods.”

The RBM website’s Angola page also contains a detailed English language map that can be downloaded as a PDF which shows a province by province breakdown of malaria distribution in Angola. Although the page is in french, the map is in English.

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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 AllAfrica.com, 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="AllAfrica.com" href="http://allafrica.com/stories/200804080691.html" target="_blank">http://allafrica.com/stories/200804080691.html</a></p> <p class="postinfo"> Filed under: <a href="https://angolamosquitonetproject.wordpress.com/category/government/" rel="category tag">Government</a> | Tagged: <a href="https://angolamosquitonetproject.wordpress.com/tag/caxico/" rel="tag">Caxico</a>, <a href="https://angolamosquitonetproject.wordpress.com/tag/roll-back-malaria-programme/" rel="tag">Roll Back Malaria programme</a> | <a href="https://angolamosquitonetproject.wordpress.com/2008/04/11/roll-back-malaria/#respond">Leave a comment »</a> </p> </div> </div> <div class="post-36 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-government category-world-malaria-day tag-cazombo tag-moxico tag-programme-to-combat-to-malaria tag-zambezi-river-expedition" id="post-36"> <h2><a href="https://angolamosquitonetproject.wordpress.com/2008/03/29/zambezi-river-expedition-launches-today/" rel="bookmark">Zambezi River expedition launches today</a></h2> <div class="postinfo"> Posted on <span class="postdate">March 29, 2008</span> by angolafieldgroup </div> <div class="entry"> <p><span> The expedition will start at Cazombo locality, Angola’s eastern Moxico province. </span><span> The Angolan Government and the Programme to Combat to Malaria is heading up Angola’s medical representatives and transport.</span> The timeline for the 2,500 kilometres (1,600 miles) journey is:</p> <ul> <li> Zambezi source: 29 March</li> <li> Angola: 31 March – 07 April</li> <li> Zambia: 08 – 17, 23 – 26 April, 09 – 11 May (World Malaria Day will be commemorated in Livingstone, Zambia on April 25)</li> <li> Namibia/Botswana: 18 – 22 April</li> <li> Zimbabwe: 27 April – 08 May</li> <li> Mozambique: 12 – 31 May</li> </ul> <p>Visit the official <a href="http://www.zambezi-expedition.org/index.html" target="_blank">Roll Back Malaria Zambezi Expedition </a>website for details.</p> <p class="postinfo"> Filed under: <a href="https://angolamosquitonetproject.wordpress.com/category/government/" rel="category tag">Government</a>, <a href="https://angolamosquitonetproject.wordpress.com/tag/world-malaria-day/" rel="category tag">World Malaria Day</a> | Tagged: <a href="https://angolamosquitonetproject.wordpress.com/tag/cazombo/" rel="tag">Cazombo</a>, <a href="https://angolamosquitonetproject.wordpress.com/tag/moxico/" rel="tag">Moxico</a>, <a href="https://angolamosquitonetproject.wordpress.com/tag/programme-to-combat-to-malaria/" rel="tag">Programme to Combat to Malaria</a>, <a href="https://angolamosquitonetproject.wordpress.com/tag/zambezi-river-expedition/" rel="tag">Zambezi River expedition</a> | <a href="https://angolamosquitonetproject.wordpress.com/2008/03/29/zambezi-river-expedition-launches-today/#respond">Leave a comment »</a> </p> </div> </div> <div class="post-17 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-government tag-dan-mozena tag-malaria tag-us-ambassador" id="post-17"> <h2><a href="https://angolamosquitonetproject.wordpress.com/2008/03/04/us-ambassador-pledges-18-million-a-year-to-fight-malaria/" rel="bookmark">US Ambassador pledges $18 million a year to fight malaria</a></h2> <div class="postinfo"> Posted on <span class="postdate">March 4, 2008</span> by angolafieldgroup </div> <div class="entry"> <p>Amidst President George Bush’s recent five country African tour last week, Angola’s US Ambassador, Dan Mozena, announced the US is pledging $USD 18 million to fight against malaria in Angola until 2011. The funds are earmarked for health education and mosquito-net distribution.</p> <p>For more info: “<a href="http://allafrica.com/stories/200802250026.html" target="_blank"> Angola: U.S. Government Grants Usd 18 Million to Fight Malaria” </a> on <a href="http://allafrica.com/stories/200802250026.html" target="_blank">AllAfrica.com</a></p> <p class="postinfo"> Filed under: <a href="https://angolamosquitonetproject.wordpress.com/category/government/" rel="category tag">Government</a> | Tagged: <a href="https://angolamosquitonetproject.wordpress.com/tag/dan-mozena/" rel="tag">Dan Mozena</a>, <a href="https://angolamosquitonetproject.wordpress.com/tag/malaria/" rel="tag">malaria</a>, <a href="https://angolamosquitonetproject.wordpress.com/tag/us-ambassador/" rel="tag">US Ambassador</a> | <a href="https://angolamosquitonetproject.wordpress.com/2008/03/04/us-ambassador-pledges-18-million-a-year-to-fight-malaria/#respond">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"> <caption>January 2019</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> <tfoot> <tr> <td colspan="3" id="prev"><a href="https://angolamosquitonetproject.wordpress.com/2010/10/">« Oct</a></td> <td class="pad"> </td> <td colspan="3" id="next" class="pad"> </td> </tr> </tfoot> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="1" class="pad"> </td><td>1</td><td>2</td><td>3</td><td>4</td><td>5</td><td>6</td> </tr> <tr> <td>7</td><td>8</td><td>9</td><td>10</td><td>11</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 id="today">19</td><td>20</td> </tr> <tr> <td>21</td><td>22</td><td>23</td><td>24</td><td>25</td><td>26</td><td>27</td> </tr> <tr> <td>28</td><td>29</td><td>30</td><td>31</td> <td class="pad" colspan="3"> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table></li> </ul> </li> <li id="linkcat-1356" class="linkcat"><h2>Blogroll</h2> <ul class='xoxo blogroll'> <li><a href="http://allafrica.com/" target="_blank">AllAfrica.com</a></li> <li><a href="http://angolafieldgroup.com">Angola Field Group</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.usaid.gov/ao/mis_en.pdf" target="_blank">Angola Malaria Indicator Survey</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.dw.angonet.org/" title="Canadian NGO" target="_blank">Development Workshop</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.driveagainstmalaria.org/" target="_blank">Drive Against Malaria</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.mobilising4malaria.org/" title="World Malaria Day site" target="_blank">Mobilising4Malaria</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.permanet.com" target="_blank">Permanet.com</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.rollbackmalaria.org/" title="Global initiative to combat malaria" target="_blank">Roll Back Malaria</a></li> <li><a href="http://feeds.technorati.com/feed/posts/tag/malaria" title="Malaria news feed" target="_blank">Technorati Malaria feed</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thementorinitiative.org/angola.html" title="Emergency aid agency" target="_blank">The Mentor Initiative</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.unicef.org/angola/" target="_blank">UNICEF Angola</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.who.int/malaria/index.html" 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="https://wordpress.com/?ref=footer_blog">Blog at WordPress.com.</a> WP Designer.</p> </div> </div><!-- end page --> </div><!-- End container id --> <!-- --> <script type='text/javascript' src='//0.gravatar.com/js/gprofiles.js?ver=201903y'></script> <script type='text/javascript'> /* <![CDATA[ */ var WPGroHo = {"my_hash":""}; /* ]]> */ </script> <script type='text/javascript' src='https://s1.wp.com/wp-content/mu-plugins/gravatar-hovercards/wpgroho.js?m=1380573781h'></script> <script> //initialize and attach hovercards to all gravatars jQuery( document ).ready( function( $ ) { if (typeof Gravatar === "undefined"){ return; } if ( typeof Gravatar.init !== "function" ) { return; } Gravatar.profile_cb = function( hash, id ) { WPGroHo.syncProfileData( hash, id ); }; Gravatar.my_hash = WPGroHo.my_hash; Gravatar.init( 'body', '#wp-admin-bar-my-account' ); }); </script> <div style="display:none"> </div> <div class="widget widget_eu_cookie_law_widget"><div class="hide-on-button ads-active" data-hide-timeout="30" data-consent-expiration="180" id="eu-cookie-law" > <form method="post"> <input type="submit" value="Close and accept" class="accept" /> Privacy & Cookies: This site uses cookies. 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