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    Press Release

    Capacity for Joint Rapid Response to Emergencies and Disasters

    DAR-ES-SALAAM, TANZANIA, 26 June, 2012: A SADC MHS Troika meeting to review resolutions of the SADC Military Health Services Decisions taken during the 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of 2011 was held at the New Africa Hotel, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania 25 – 26 June 2012. The meeting was jointly facilitated by the Southern African Regional Network (SARN) Secretariat/SADC MHS Coordinator and the Tanzania MHS (current chair of the SADC MHS).

    Namibia Commemorates 2012 World May Day

    OSHAKATI, NAMIBIA, 25 APRIL 2012: The 2012 World Malaria Day Events in the SADC-SARN region were held in the town of Oshakati in Oshana region of Nambia. Oshakati is a northern cross-border town in the Trans-Kunene Cross-border Initiative between Angola and Namibia. The WHO Director General (DG), Dr Margret Chan and the Namibia Minister of Health Dr Richard Kamwi who is also the chairperson of the Malaria Elimination Eight (E8) countries and a Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Board Member launched three important documents for the Namibia National Malaria Control Program (NMCP): a. The Malaria Elimination Strategic Plan, b. the Malaria Monitoring and. Evaluation Plan (M/E plan) and c. the 2009 Malaria Indicator Survey (MIS).

    SARN-PMI 2012 Joint Country Mission to Zimbabwe

    HARARE, ZIMBABWE, 10 to 20 April, 2012: A joint mission for assessing the progress made in malaria control and the support required was carried out by a joint team from the SARN Secretariat and the Presidential Malaria Initiative (PMI). The SARN team was made up of the SARN Focal Point and the Botswana Malaria Program Manager while the PMI team was made up of Members of the Malaria Operations Planning (MOP) from the USA and those based at the UASID in Harare, Zimbabwe. The joint team worked with the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) team, in-country Roll Back Malaria (RBM) partners and Principal Recipient (PR).

    SARN Facilitates a Workshop for Operationalization of the TZMI Business Plan

    VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE, 4 April, 2012: A workshop to develop an action plan to operationalize the Trans-Zambezi Cross-border Malaria Initiative Business Plan, was held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe on 4 November 2012. The workshop was jointly facilitated/coordinated by SARN Secretariat and the Zambia Anglican Church and funded by the JC Flowers Foundation (USA). The one day workshop was attended by the Zambia and Zimbabwe National Malaria Control Programs (NMCPs), provincial and district senior health officials, Zambia Anglican Church (ZAC) and SARN Secretariat.

    SARN-RBM Supports South Africa to Host SADC Malaria Day Events

    BUNGENI, POLOKWANE, SOUTH AFRICA, 11 November, 2011: The 2011 SADC Malaria Day Events were held in the Bungeni Community in Limpopo Province of South Africa – Hosted by the National Malaria control Program (NMCP). The commemoration organized jointly by the South Africa Department of Health, SADC Secretariat and SARN Secretariat was attended by SADC Health Ministers from Angola, Mozambique and South Africa, Senior health officials from most SADC countries, SADC Secretariat, SARN Secretariat, partners (from the region), Bungeni community (school children, residents, community leaders, church leaders, military, police, health workers).

    SARN-RBM Supports Botswana to Host Elimination 8 (E8) Meeting

    MAUN, BOTSWANA, 2011: SADC Member States who make up the Elimination 8 (E8) countries (Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe) met in Maun, Botswana, to deliberate on Elimination. The meeting was jointly funded by the Botswana Ministry of Health and SARN Secretariat. Participants included Health Ministers from Botswana, Namibia, Zambia (the other ministers were represented by senior health officials), the 8 managers, Global Health Group (GHG), GBCHealth, WHO-IST-ESA, SADC Secretariat, SARN Secretariat, Botswana National Malaria Control (NMCP) officials, Botswana Government officials (Customs, Immigration, Civil Aviation, Police Services and protocol) and partners.

    SARN-RBM Partners Fight Malaria on Football Field

    JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA: 16 JANUARY 2012: United Against Malaria (UAM) in collaboration with Nandos, SARN, GBCHealth and partners, convened the 1st 2012 Global Public-Private Partnership meeting at the Protea Wonderers Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa on 16 January, 2012. The meeting agenda focused on highlighting the power of football in combating malaria and the unique role of the private sector, including workshops on specific campaign strategies and activities.

    SADC Elimination Malaria (E8) Ministers Meeting

    On 4th October, 2011, SADC Member States from Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe referred to as the E8 Countries met in Maun, Botswana to deliberate on the Elimination of Malaria. The thrust of the meeting was to agree on ways and means of promoting key interventions that the impact on the elimination of Malaria inculcating key interventions which would improve quality of life of the peoples of the region.

    First SARN Meeting, 22-24 February 2007

    The Southern Africa Roll Back Malaria Network (SARN) holds its first meeting, 22-24 February 2007 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The Southern Africa Regional Network (SARN) was officially launched in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe on 23 November 2007. The Hon Dr Brian Chituwo, Minister of Health (Zambia) and Chairperson of the SADC Ministers of Health were the guests of honour who launched the Southern Africa Regional Network.

    Trans-Kune Cross-Border Malaria Initiative Agreement, 25th April, 2011

    NAMACUNDE, ANGOLA: 25 APRIL 2011: The Health Ministers of Angola and Namibia singed an historic Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) of the Trans-Kunene Malaria Cross-border Initiative (TKMI) in the cross-border town of Namacunde, Odnjiva Province, Angola on 25 April 2011. The agreement aims to strengthen cross-border collaboration through Harmonization of policies, guidelines, interventions and activities on both sides of the border.