Fighting Malaria · Business Trust's role

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  Eric Sambo, Sprayer  
  Eric works for the Medical Research Council to control malaria in the Nkomazi area on the border of Mozambique and Swaziland. The Regional Malaria Control Programme, which ran from 1999 to 2004, was a partnership between the Business Trust and the Medical Research Council. The programme trained 944 sprayers like Eric, treated over 500,000 homes and reduced the malarial infection rate by 87%. The programme has been sustained for more than a decade with local and international funding.  
Name The Regional Malaria Control Program
Strategic Partner Department of Health
Period June 1999 - June 2004
Budget R 18.5 million (BT Funding), R 95 million (South African Government, Global Fund and others)
Purpose To fund the launch of the Regional Malaria Control Programme to reduce the Malaria infection rate in Kwa-Zulu Natal, Limpopo and parts of Swaziland and Mozambique. This was seen as a programme that would not only have health benefits, but also help the growth of South Africa’s tourism offering.
Impact Infection rate reduced by 87%
  To learn more about the Business Trust’s support of the Regional Malaria Control Programme, click here
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