Areas of focus in Mozambique
Malaria control and prevention
With the aim of universal coverage, we support the distribution of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets and activities that increase demand and use of LLINs at the community level
Malaria Consortium has supported the National Malaria Control Programme in the implementation of the plan for delivering LLINs from the Global Fund round 6. In 2011, Malaria Consortium and five civil society organisation’s started the implementation of Malaria Prevention and Control Project, funded by Global Fund, Round 9. The objective of the project is to protect all those at risk of contracting malaria, through the use of Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLINs), and promotion of malaria prevention and treatment - seeking behavior with the involvement of all stakeholders of health from the central level to district level, the stakeholders of education to the provincial and district levels, as well as the overall community structures and civil society actors active in the fight against malaria. Read more about our work in behaviour change communications here.
Integrated community case management (iCCM) of childhood illnesses
To reduce the burden of preventable childhood illnesses, we support the implementation of integrated community case management programmes (ICCM)
Our work in ICCM includes training community health workers and the supply of rapid diagnostic tests for diagnosis of malaria (RDTs); the first-line treatment of malaria; antibiotics to treat pneumonia and respiratory timers for a better diagnosis; oral rehydration salts with zinc to treat and prevent dehydration caused by diarrhoea.
Behaviour change communications and community outreach activities
We work closely with communities, training community heath workers and carrying out participatory activities with teachers and school children to increase awareness and understanding of killer diseases and means of disease prevention
We work with communities and health authorities, to support the development and implementation of behavior change communication activities and community outreach with the aim of improving understanding and awareness of diseases and disease prevention. We support training for civil society organisations and trainers of trainers. We also support the design of relevant materials and facilitate the participation of community in the design and implementation of malaria prevention activities.
Technical support, training and health systems strengthening
Malaria Consortium Mozambique works with the Ministry of Health and other health authorities, providing technical guidance for the development of health strategies. We support the national malaria control programme in the malaria control strategy, as well as specific strategies for mosquito net – LLIN – distribution for universal coverage and the prevention of malaria in pregnancy through targeted distribution of LLINs through antenatal care services. As well as technical guidance in malaria control, we provide technical support to the national community health worker programme, developing training manuals, tools and delivering training.
Operational research, policy and advocacy
We conduct operational research to identify best practices and innovations with a potential to improve the quality of health care and increase coverage. By sharing our results and findings at national and international level, our advocacy activities aim to inform policy and practices
Malaria Consortium supports the implementation of the inSCALE project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The aim of this project is to identify best practices in starting up ICCM at sub-national levels and innovations with the potential to increase coverage of ICCM. Through better Community Health Worker performance and retention, the project aims to improve ICCM quality in order to promote its implementation. The project is sharing its experiences and findings with the Ministry of Health, sub-national health authorities and stakeholders.