mugabe-president in sa.jpgThe Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe joined other African leaders in Kampala, Uganda, in the African leaders’ Malaria Alliance.

This is a coalition of 30 African Heads of State and Government  working to end deaths from malaria.

It is aimed at reviewing progress on malaria control and discussing ways to futher accelerate progress.

The Minister of Health and Child Welfare, Dr Henry Madzorera, who was asked to speak on behalf of the President on zimbabwe’s efforts to stamp out the malaria menace said the disease is still a major cause of concern as 5 million people are exposed to it.

He said Zimbabwe has intensified efforts to erradicate  malaria  and currently the situation is under control following the acquisition of indoor residual strains which were distributed in 47 districts in the country, mostly affected by malaria.

Dr Madzorera thanked the Global Fund for support in the supply of commodities in health, education, community mobilisation and village worker programes.

He also thanked President Mugabe for his support and continous commitment to the replenishment exercise due in October this year, saying the developed world should support the exercise generously.