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WHO Namibia and Angola welcomes historical cross border agreement to close the net on malaria

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ONDJIVA: 25 APRIL 2011: On World Malaria Day, Namibia’s and Angola’s Health Ministers with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) signed a historical Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that launched the Trans-Kunene Malaria Initiative (TKMI). The MOU aims to strengthen cross-border collaboration to reduce malaria transmission to zero in the Trans-Kunene region comprised of Cunene and Namibe provinces in Angola and Kunene, Ohangwena, Omusati regions in Namibia. Statistics indicate that more than 230,000 malaria cases occur each year among a population of approximately 1.6 million in this region.