Archive for the ‘Ethiopia’ Category

Posted by Cristina Herdman and Laura Newman, MACEPA Communication Officers

Welcome to our blog! It’s been almost one year since we were in Lusaka to commemorate World Malaria Day 2009, and countries have made amazing progress in the fight against the disease since then. World Malaria Day is an opportunity for us to once again shine a light on the important work that is happening every day and some of the dedicated people who are making it happen.  As we write this, malaria indicator surveys are taking place in Zambia and Malawi, Ethiopia is continuing to build its army of 30,000 community health workers, and innovative partnerships are developing across continents. This work is all about saving lives and stopping malaria now, on the path toward attaining the RBM and MDG targets of counting out malaria.

Our blog will include voices from many different partners, representing the diversity of work underway in Africa. Bloggers will include a range of voices and perspectives: MACEPA staff reflecting on activities, challenges, and progress in Zambia, Malawi, and Ethiopia; Seattle Rotary Club members traveling to the region to begin work on a malaria control partnership; and in-country experts conducting malaria indicator surveys. We think these perspectives will provide an interesting overview of how effective malaria control works—and of the real impact and challenges that take place every day. We’re excited to have such a stellar lineup of people ready to share their thoughts and experiences and hope you’ll check in every day to read their latest entries.

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