Terms of Reference for a Consultancy: Costing of the E8 Malaria Strategic Plan (2021 – 2025)

Request For Proposals: Country Projects

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1. Overview

The SADC Malaria Elimination Eight Regional Initiative (E8) is a coalition of eight countries; Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, working across national borders to eliminate malaria in the sub-region by 2030. The E8 was formed in 2009 and is led by the Ministers of Health in eight SADC countries with a mandate to plan, coordinate, and execute a regional malaria elimination strategy. 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. Within the E8, member countries collaborate to address challenges that go beyond the scope or mandate of any one country, such as those associated with access to services for mobile and migrant populations, surveillance across connected malaria catchment areas in different countries, and pooling of specialized skills. The E8 Ministerial Committee is supported by a Technical Committee, and a Secretariat based in Windhoek, Namibia.

Vision, Goal and Strategic Objectives of the E8 Vision:

To have a malaria – free southern Africa

Goal: Maintain a joint platform for collaboration and strategic programming to enable and accelerate towards zero local transmission in the eight countries, with elimination in four frontline countries by 2025.

Strategic Objectives
Objective 1: Coordinate and Engage
To coordinate and engage E8 countries and stakeholders in achieving the regional elimination targets

Objective 2: Advocate and sustain

To maintain high political commitment to malaria elimination, ensure universal access to malaria interventions, and ensure adequate, sustained technical and financial resources for malaria elimination

Objective 3: Harmonize, synchronize, and optimize

To harmonize, synchronize and optimize knowledge sharing and quality control, systems and policy development and implementation leading to elimination

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