Shrinking the Malaria Map

UCSF Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI)

Case study on elimination in Namibia published

24 November 2014

Researchers at the Global Health Group, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (link is external), and the Namibia National Vector-borne Disease Control Program have published a new case study documenting Namibia’s path to become malaria free by 2020. Through analysis of epidemiological data, interventions, expenditure data and key informant interviews, the case study reviews the country’s shift from malaria control to elimination in three regions along the northern border with Angola. While the study observed that Namibia has made great progress toward this goal, importation from highly endemic Angola remains an obstacle. Maintaining a strong surveillance system will be imperative to respond to new cases, particularly in light of the importation challenges, and successfully achieve malaria elimination.

Read: Namibia’s path toward malaria elimination: A case study of malaria strategies and costs along the northern border (link is external)