Dr. Richard Nchabi Kamwi has served in the health sector for the last 35 years. He served for 15 years as Deputy Minister and Minister of Health in Namibia. More recently, he has held key advisory roles at regional and international levels; he is the Africa CDC champion, a board member of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, a member of the Independent Advisory Panel of the World Health Organization regional director for Africa, and the UNITAID Advisory Panel.
A new independent policy study, commissioned by Novartis, reveals controversial views about what African experts think is the best way to push forward progress on malaria eliminations. This guest column details the biggest findings of the Malaria Futures for Africa, or MalaFA study, and explains why we need to take advantage of these African insights and learnings.