Malaria Elimination in Southern Africa
The Elimination Eight Initiative (E8) is a coalition of eight countries working across national borders to eliminate malaria in southern Africa by 2030. As the malaria response arm of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), the E8 is pioneering an ambitious regional approach and driving collective action to end this deadly disease once and for all. Guided by the belief that countries are stronger when they work together, the E8 is building a model that will inform coordinated efforts in southern Africa and beyond.
Ministers of Health of the E8 countries form the E8 Ministerial Committee, which is designed to elevate malaria elimination as a national and regional priority. Attainment of malaria elimination requires bold and decisive policy action in order to prioritize national resources, to engage in diplomatic negotiation and negotiate terms of data-sharing with neighbouring countries, and to fast-track the introduction of innovative and progressive technologies that will make malaria elimination possible.