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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.

Core Functional Areas

1. Regional coordination and dialogue

2. Political Prioritization

3. Policy harmonization and knowledge management

4. Containment of cross-border transmission

5. Sustainable financing

Globally, 33 countries and territories have been certified and entered in the WHO official register as having eliminated malaria. Only one of the countries that has eliminated is in Africa – the island of Mauritius eliminated malaria in 1998. The goal of eliminating malaria is bold – but it is achievable.

VISION

To have a malaria – free southern Africa

GOAL

To enable and accelerate zero local transmission in the four frontline countries by 2020 (and the second line countries by 2030) through the provision of a joint platform for collaboration and joint strategic programming.

The E8 Approach

Knowledge Sharing & Collaboration

Disease intelligence is central to the region’s efforts to track and target hot spots—geographic areas at high risk of malaria transmission. The E8 has provided countries with a regional forum to share knowledge and information across countries. While the scope of national health information systems is limited by political boundaries, malaria transmission extends beyond these boundaries. As the first of its kind, the regional data platform will inform country action and pre-empt potential outbreaks.

Accountability

Each country’s performance is evaluated and recorded on the E8 Elimination Scorecard, which is reviewed on an annual basis by E8 Ministers of Health. E8 countries define the required standards of performance by all countries, and the Scorecard serves as an accountability mechanism that monitors and compares country-level progress against the defined indicators that are critical for regional progress.

Collective Strategy & Action

The E8 Strategic Plan is a consensus-driven strategy that outlines a series of objectives and activities designed to coordinate member countries and technical partners in the joint pursuit of effective elimination strategies. The focus of the Strategic Plan is to complement national-level efforts and investments, thus accelerating progress towards zero transmission. Because the E8 provides an effective platform, solutions to challenges such as cross-border movement, commodity supply, and security can be solved collectively.

Efficiency through Scale

Each country’s performance is evaluated and recorded on the E8 Elimination Scorecard, which is reviewed on an annual basis by E8 Ministers of Health. E8 countries define the required standards of performance by all countries, and the Scorecard serves as an accountability mechanism that monitors and compares country-level progress against the defined indicators that are critical for regional progress.

Members of the E8 Technical Committee

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.

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