Malaria is a preventable and curable disease caused by parasites transmitted via bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. In 2015, there were 212 million malaria cases worldwide.
Since 2011, with support from the Global Fund, a consortium of civil society organisations, led by World Vision Mozambique (WVM) and including Medicos de Mundi, International Relief and Development, Fundação de Desenvolvimento da Comunidade (FDC), Food for the Hungry (FH) and Malaria Consortium, has been working with the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) to implement community interventions in 10 provinces to support Mozambique’s Malaria National Strategic Plan (NSP).
Malaria Consortium has been implementing project activities in the two northern provinces of Nampula and Niassa, working with over 200 health facilities, over 550 community-based organisations, over 700 primary schools and 16 community based radios. A total of 12,866 community volunteers and 1,841 teachers were trained in malaria prevention and control and equipped with visual materials and key messages to lead community mobilisation efforts to improve the uptake of effective malaria prevention and treatment interventions.
Most recently, Malaria Consortium completed a mass distribution campaign of over four million long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) across Nampula and Niassa provinces