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African heads of state rededicated themselves to the 1997 Harare declaration and pledged to halve malaria deaths by 2010. Yet with just one year left to the deadline, malaria remains one of the leading health hazards in Africa. The 2008 World Malaria Report indicates that malaria claimed 881,000 lives in 2006, of which 91% (801,000) were in Africa, while 85% were children under 5 years of age. In addition, half a billion African people became ill and unable to work.

The figures show an appalling trend and unless measures of the Abuja declaration are implemented, the target in the declarations will not be met by 2010. Only Namibia, South Africa, Eritrea, Rwanda, Zanzibar (United Republic of Tanzania) and Swaziland have been consistent in reducing malaria by 50% or more between 2000 and 2006-2007.

The report says that only drastic and expanded access to core anti-malarial interventions (such as protective nets and diagnostic and effective drugs) will result in a sharp decline in malaria deaths and cases. This is exactly what the heads of state pledged during the Abuja declaration in 2000. They pledged to reform the health system, which would make the availability of diagnosis and treatment for malaria as widespread as possible, including the availability of home treatment. They undertook to make appropriate treatment available and accessible to the poorest groups. And, they resolved that at least 60% of those suffering from malaria would have prompt access to correct, affordable and appropriate treatments which they could use within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms.

According to the declaration, through the Roll Back Malaria plan, the heads of state pledged, among other things, to deliver the above promises by allocating the resources required, and by reducing or waiving taxes and tariffs for mosquito nets and materials, insecticides, anti-malarial drugs and other recommended goods and services that are needed for malaria control strategies.

But with the current situation of people dying in avoidable circumstances and in big numbers, the UN Millennium Campaign is calling upon African leaders to keep their promises and free African people from the scourge of malaria.

“We call upon African governments to deliver on their Abuja pledges by committing more funds to the Roll Back Malaria plan and reversing incidences of people dying under circumstances that are avoidable,” said Dr. Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem, UN Millennium Campaign Deputy Director for Africa. “With government will and civil society effort, children will be given the chance to live. Without the will and effort, more children and pregnant mothers will continue to die painfully, slowly and needlessly.”

Reversing the incidence of malaria is among the Millennium Development Goals set by world leaders in 2000, which also aim to halve extreme poverty by 2015.


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