SAYING GOODBYE TO MALARIA
Goodbye Malaria (GBM) is an initiative started by African entrepreneurs who believe our generation can create innovative solutions for problems that ultimately change the way the world sees Africa. The initiative helps both to raise funds whilst supporting and catalysing on-the-ground malaria elimination programmes (LSDI2). GBM also seeks to inspire people to join the fight against malaria & spread the word that elimination is possible and attainable. Together we can say goodbye - tchau tchau, hamba kahle - au revoir - adios to Malaria.
As a result of the excellent results produced to date, LSDI2 has received a grant from The Global Fund to expand the program and increase the number of people protected in a unique co-funded structure.
LSDI2 has been appointed by MOSASWA (the tri-country body overseeing regional malaria programs consisting of representatives of the Mozambican, South African and Swaziland health departments) as the Principal Recipient (PR) of the grant
This means that the money from the Global Fund comes directly to LSDI2 and not via a government department.
MOSASWA REGIONAL INITIATIVE
A cross-border malaria collaboration across the three countries has been established. The new initiative was named the MOSASWA (Mozambique, South Africa, and Swaziland) Cross-Border Malaria Initiative and it was primarily established to accelerate malaria control to the elimination phases in South Africa and Swaziland and to the pre-elimination phases in southern Mozambique by 2020. LSDI2 was appointed as the principal recipient of the MOSASWA regional Global Fund Grant.
Accordingly, the cross-border initiative aims to create a regional buffer zone, the chief operating modality of which is constituted by Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) in the Maputo province in order to reduce the importation of malaria from Mozambique to South Africa and Swaziland, thereby supporting efforts in the region to eliminate malaria. MOSASWA is governed by the MOSASWA Regional Council, which reports to the MOSASWA Health Ministers.
Together we can say goodbye to malaria.