Increasingly, countries are recognizing the need to work with their neighbors to control malaria. With increased migration of people and given the fact that mosquitoes do not respect political boundaries, regional initiatives will increase in importance. An excellent example of a regional malaria control initiative is the Lubombo Spatial Development Initiative (LSDI). Jointly run by the governments of Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland and with financial assistance from the private sector and the Global Fund, the LSDI has deployed a range of malaria control strategies, including insecticide-treated nets, Artemisinin-based combination therapies and indoor residual spraying. The LSDI has also rigorously monitored its progress and has conducted operational research, some of which can be found on its website.
In September 2008, AFM published a bulletin on what makes a malaria control program successful and sustainable by describing the elements of the LSDI.
We encourage you to read more about the LSDI and to explore other regional initiatives described in the articles below.
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September 11, 2007Is it possible to eliminate malaria in South Africa?
June 27, 2007Malaria: no time to pass the buck
November 22, 2006Scaling Up Malaria Control
June 01, 2003more
November 24, 2015SA fights imported malaria
August 09, 2015Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland Fight Malaria
July 27, 2015Firms are 'ill prepared' for malaria risks on the continent
May 21, 2013Research suggests Malaria can be defeated without a globally led eradication programme
February 26, 2013more
August 25, 2008A new global malaria eradication strategy
March 27, 2008Seven Years of Regional Malaria Control Collaboration - Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland
January 25, 2007Report on the East and Southern Africa Joint Annual Consultation and Planning Meeting
October 14, 2006Despotism and Disease
March 11, 2005more
January 29, 2007Bush Outlines U.S. Initiative to Fight Malaria
January 23, 2007American Red Cross Expands Fight Against Malaria
December 30, 2006more
May 29, 2007South African Regional Network Conference
February 22, 2007African Regional Youth Initiative Consulation in Cameroon
February 17, 2007Friends of the Fund Africa Launch
February 12, 2007Malaria Control in Emergencies Workshop
January 22, 2007more