The Third SARN annual planning and review meeting was held in Lusaka from 31 July to 1 August 2008. The meeting was attended by national malaria control programme managers of SADC countries and partners from global, regional and country levels: the SADC Secretariat, the SADC military. Multilaterals, Global fund and other donors, Research and academia, NGOs, Foundations and private sector were represented.
The SARN workplan implementation progress was reviewed, and a joint implementation workplan for 2008/2009 was developed to meet country-specific needs. In addition, a presentation was made on the Roll Back Malaria Zambezi expedition, and the Zambezi! documentary was shown. The outcomes of this advocacy initiative were discussed with the SARN members.