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All Africa-Southern Africa: SADC Countries to Sign New Malaria Elimination Agreement

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Luanda — A new cooperation agreement for the elimination of malaria through cross-border projects, expected to be signed this year by the eight countries that are part of the elimination of the disease in the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

This was stressed by the State secretary for Health, Carlos Alberto Maceca, who heads a delegation participating since Monday at the joint meeting of SADC health ministers responsible for fighting HIV/AIDS.

The official added that on Tuesday and Wednesday, the eight countries in the region that are part of cross-border fighting malaria program analyzed the draft joint action and assessed the new cooperation agreement which will be signed this year.

The group comprises Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Lesotho.

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