We are saddened to learn of the death of Zambian President Dr. Levy Patrick Mwanawasa. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the people of Zambia, including our malaria control partners, during this period of national mourning.
President Mwanawasa was a champion of Zambia and its people, well known for his integrity and his leadership in fighting government corruption. President Mwanawasa also provided strong leadership in the fight against malaria. His administration supported a bold new strategy for malaria control that has saved countless lives and improved livelihoods.
President Mwanawasa will be greatly missed by the Zambian people and by all who had the opportunity to know and work with him.
Posted August 28, 2008.