South Africa

The Republic of South Africa is a member state of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance. We support South Africa in the implementation of the country’s malaria scorecard tool and upcoming End Malaria Council.

Malaria scorecard tool

Scorecard management tools are country-owned tools that provide a snapshot of the country’s national and subnational health performance. The colour-coded scorecard tool helps track performance of priority indicators, identify bottlenecks or gaps, increase accountability, and enhance decision making to drive action.

South Africa’s malaria scorecard tool was developed in 2017 by the National Malaria Programme, with support from ALMA and other partners. The scorecard tool is used to increase awareness of the malaria situation in the endemic provinces of:

  • KwaZulu-Natal province
  • Limpopo province
  • Mpumalanga province

End Malaria Council

The Honourable Minister of Health of South Africa announced plans to establish a national End Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Fund on World Malaria Day 2021. This fund is a joint venture between the National Department of Health and Goodbye Malaria. Once established, the fund will be managed by an independent board of directors composed of senior leaders from across all sectors. The fund will support resource mobilisation for the elimination of malaria in KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo and Mpumalanga and mass drug administration for schistosomiasis and intestinal worms.

National End Malaria Councils are public-private partnerships established to help accelerate progress against malaria. The council is a country-led and owned initiative that brings together senior-level, multi-sectoral stakeholders. It is focused on driving action and accountability, resource mobilisation and advocacy in the fight against malaria.