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Accelerating the fight against Malaria by 2018

Project leader

World Health Organization

Location Afrique
Duration 2016 - 2018
Intervention Area Health
Funding 1 100 000,00 €
Organisation internationale WHO


The initiative to eliminate malaria in Africa, launched in 2007 by the African Union Conference of Ministers of Health, is committed to progressively stepping up action to combat malaria, with a view to its elimination, starting with the subset of countries in which elimination has been deemed the most realistic. Similarly, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has pledged to eliminate malaria in southern Africa and has identified six countries that are well placed to begin moving towards elimination; these are Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland as well as the island states of Zanzibar, Madagascar and the Comoros (which is not a member country of the SADC).

The Framework for Eliminating Malaria in the SADC region is providing guidance on a roadmap to work towards a sub-region that is free of malaria; the member States have developed and implemented Strategic Plans for eliminating Malaria.

In 2010, the WHO's regional office for Africa, AFRO, requested International Cooperation of the Principality of Monaco to support the sub-regional project entitled "Accelerating the Fight against Malaria by 2018 with a View to Pre-Elimination in Western and Southern Africa by 2015". The eight countries involved in this project are: Zimbabwe, the Comoros, Madagascar, Namibia, South Africa Swaziland, Botswana, and Zanzibar.

Monaco's Official Development Assistance's funding precisely targeted the technical assistance required to implement the programme for Combating Malaria with a view to the pre-elimination of malaria in the selected countries.

Project owner

World Health Organization.

Overall objective 

Consolidating progress towards eliminating malaria in eight targeted countries in western and southern Africa.


Direct beneficiaries: 

The populations at risk of malaria living in malaria-prone regions of the eight following countries: Botswana, the Comoros, Madagascar, Namibia, South Africa Swaziland, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe.

Indirect beneficiaries:

  • A wide spectrum of activities and sectors linked to development, such as tourism, rural development, the mining industry and international trade will benefit from action to combat malaria and the impact of this action on the general state of health of the targeted communities
  • The annual assessment and planning meetings organised between the countries, partners and the WHO are a way in which the countries can be involved in the planning process and can be fully engaged in the project
  • The Ministers of Health and their respective National Programmes to Combat Malaria are the main players in the implementation of action at the level of the countries involved. The interventions and activities of the project were discussed and agreed upon at these meetings

Specific objectives 

  • Strengthening human resources at the level of the WHO/AFRO to eliminate malaria in the ESA (East and Southern Africa) region
  • Improve access to a complete package of strategies to eliminate malaria by means of guidance and technical support for the eight countries selected
  • Strengthening monitoring systems and the generation and use of data for strategic decision-making to eliminate malaria in the eight targeted countries
  • Strengthening human and institutional resources to generate high-quality data, validate and use them for strategic decision-making in the fight against malaria
  • Support the targeted countries and the SADC Community in the increased use of strategic information in efforts to eliminate malaria
  • Provide technical assistance for the implementation of guidelines for the epidemiological monitoring of malaria and the relevant tools to better target anti-malarial activities at the sub-national level