ECOWAS, Venezuela sign anti-malaria pact

Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - ECOWAS and Venezuela have signed the Work Plan for the implementation of a 2009 Letter of Intent between them for the elimination of Malaria in West Africa, according to an ECOWAS Commission statement obtained by PANA here Tuesday.

The Agreement in support of the ECOWAS Malaria Elimination Campaign, through the strengthening of vector control intervention, was signed in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, Saturday by ECOWAS Commission President Kadre Desiré Ouedraogo and the Venezuelan Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs for Africa Reinaldo Bolivar, on the sidelines of the meeting of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers.

Both parties signed the Letter of Intent in Venezuela in 2009, within the framework of the ECOWAS campaign to eliminate malaria in West Africa by 2015, and for the creation of a multilateral fund for cooperation on health, education, agriculture, energy and infrastructure.

This is a follow-up to the Tripartite Agreement by ECOWAS, Cuba and Venezuela to support the ECOWAS anti-malaria campaign through the establishment of biolarvicide factories in West Africa, capacity building and technology transfer.
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04 december 2012 08:57:31

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