The following article was originally published on Bernama.com
WINDHOEK, Sept 3 (Bernama) -- More than 13,000 people died of malaria in southern Africa last year, Namibia Press Agency (NAMPA) reported.
These include 43 people who died of malaria in Namibia, five each in Botswana and Swaziland, 136 in South Africa, 7,999 in Angola, 2,467 in Mozambique, 2,397 in Zambia and 462 in Zimbabwe, according to statistics revealed by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Malaria Elimination Eight (E8) Organisation here on Friday.
In light of this, the SADC E8 Organisation held a regional strategic planning meeting to review their implementation plans and eventually adopt a clear roadmap on mitigating the impact of the disease across the region. Speaking in his capacity as Ambassador of E8 during the meeting, former Minister of Health and Social Services Richard Kamwi revealed that they have secured close to US$18 million from the Global Fund to fight malaria.