About The E8
The E8 Technical Committee comprises the senior malaria leads in each of the E8 member states, along with a range of thought partners from academic, non-profit think tanks, civil society groups, and private foundations. The Technical Committee deliberates on the technical and strategic elements of collaboration, guiding policy standards, and bringing new evidence and operational approaches to improve national and regional elimination strategies.
This Elimination 8 Strategic Plan is being used to effectively target available resources as well as to mobilize additional resources. Empowerment and ownership of the implementation of interventions at the district and community level is central to the success of this strategy; remote communities, migrants, and mobile populations are most vulnerable, and they are also central to the elimination strategy. Over the course of this strategy, the E8 will work towards interruption of the transmission of malaria within the boundaries of in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, and southern Zimbabwe. In Angola, Mozambique, Zambia, and the rest of Zimbabwe, consolidation of control activities will begin the transition to elimination for this second tier of countries, while also supporting the containment of transmission and prevention of reintroduction from those areas which will have achieved elimination. The malaria burden among the countries of the E8 ranges between 0.23 and 371 malaria cases per 1,000 people. The goal of eliminating the local transmission of malaria within the boundaries of these eight countries is an ambitious, but attainable one. It is a goal whose success is anchored in the extent of meaningful and strategic coordination among the eight countries.
The E8 Ministers call for technical and funding partners to support the activities in this Strategic Plan, contributing to the long-term development strategy for this region. There remains a strong imperative and commitment to achieving maximum value for money, full transparency, accountability, and good governance of the investments which are being put towards malaria.