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.