The Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe joined other AfricanÂ leaders in Kampala, Uganda, in the African leaders’ Malaria Alliance.
This is a coalition of 30 African Heads of State and GovernmentÂ working to end deaths from malaria.
It is aimed at reviewing progress on malaria control and discussingÂ 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 zimbabweâ€™s efforts to stamp out the malaria menace said the disease is still a major causeÂ of concernÂ asÂ 5 million people are exposed toÂ it.
He said Zimbabwe has intensified efforts to erradicateÂ malariaÂ and currently the situation is under control following the acquisition of indoor residual strains which were distributed inÂ 47 districtsÂ in the country, mostlyÂ affected by malaria.
Dr Madzorera thanked the Global Fund for support in the supply of commodities in health, education, communityÂ mobilisation and village worker programes.
He also thanked President Mugabe forÂ his support and continous commitment to the replenishment exercise due in October this year, saying the developed world should support the exerciseÂ generously.Â Â Â