Chris Flowers, Co-Founder of the Isdell: Flowers Cross Border Malaria Initiative, was recently interviewed for an article on malaria elimination in Southern Africa, published in Development Finance. Read below for a small excerpt, and read the full article here.
"In Angola and Namibia people cross the border frequently. 'You can’t work towards eliminating malaria without working on both sides of the border, which is bureaucratically not so easy, but that’s what has to be done and that’s a role we’re trying to fill,' says Flowers. 'I think there’s goodwill and effort towards cooperation in these countries. But the bureaucratic technicalities mean that you can’t just walk across the border with a bunch of malaria nets for example. The health post infrastructure, which is funded by the governments, is quite different on each side of the border. You can’t see the border, but you can feel the border.'"