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.
The Malaria Prevention and Control Project, 2011-2017, is funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, was implemented in partnership with World Vision as the principal recipient, with Malaria Consortium, Food for the Hungry (FH) and Fundação para o Desenvolvimento da Comunidade (FDC), International Relief for Development (IRD), and Médicos de Mundo de Portugal, as sub-recipients. The Malaria Prevention and Control Project aims to support the efforts of the Mozambican government to reduce malaria throughout the country through scale-up of prevention and control efforts with community involvement.
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