Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat, 2016
Malaria remains a disease of public health significance in the SADC region. It is responsible for 20% of childhood deaths and in excess of 30% and 40% of outpatient visits and hospitalisations, respectively. As national borders become increasingly porous, a harmonised and coordinated effort within the region is essential for malaria control. It is with that intention that the SADC Secretariat has commissioned the development of harmonised regional standards for malaria. The “Malaria Elimination Pathway”, a dynamic framework that tracks Member States through the various stages of malaria control and elimination was used to analyse the findings.