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AfDB Group Malaria Control Strategy

31-Aug-2009

The resurgence of malaria in Africa has necessitated that the Bank re-examines and re-assesses its malaria control activities to date. Extensive policy dialogue and consultations, led by the World Health Organization (WHO), have evolved a global malaria control strategy based on the application of new and effective tools for malaria control. The understanding of national programme requirements has also been significantly enhanced following concerted malaria control research and programme evaluation efforts. Investments to strengthen national health systems in Regional Member Countries (RMCs) have, however, proven insufficient in the absence of targeted technical and financial assistance for institutional capacity development in accordance with the global strategy. Malaria control is increasingly recognised as a development rather than a purely health sector issue. Control strategies have been, as a consequence, progressively transformed into multi-sectoral ones placing emphasis on investments in the application of evidence-based interventions that are known to be affordable, acceptable, available and above all sustainable.

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