Request For Proposals: Country Projects
The Elimination 8 (E8) Regional Initiative, formed in 2009, was established under the auspices of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) to provide a platform for coordinating regional E8 malaria elimination efforts. The E8 aims to accelerate malaria elimination by 2030 starting with four low-transmission “frontline countries”— Botswana, Eswatini, Namibia, and South Africa, and pave the way for elimination in four middle- to high-transmission “second line countries”— Angola, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, through enhanced collaboration and coordination. Specifically, it has the following mandate:
1. To strengthen regional coordination in order to achieve elimination in each of the E8 member countries;
2. To elevate and maintain the regional elimination agenda at the highest political levels within the E8 countries;
3. To promote knowledge management, quality control, and policy harmonization to accelerate progress towards elimination;
4. To facilitate the reduction of cross-border malaria transmission; and
5. To secure resources to support the regional elimination, plan, and to ensure long term
sustainable financing for the region’s elimination ambitions.