Last Updated: 25/03/2024

Strengthening malaria surveillance systems to improve malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment in Mozambique (Mcaps) to improve malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment

Objectives

The main aim of this project is to improve the provision of quality malaria services, with a view to reducing malaria morbidity and mortality.
Specific objectives are:

  1. to improve adherence to malaria service delivery protocols in targeted areas
  2. to strengthen the generation, quality and use of malaria data
  3. to increase the capacity of the Ministry of Health and local stakeholders to plan and manage evidence-based malaria interventions at all levels of the health system.
Principal Investigators / Focal Persons

Leopoldina Ferreira Massingue
Joaquim Chau

Rationale and Abstract

Malaria remains a priority public health concern in Mozambique, one of six countries that contributes to more than half of all global malaria cases.The provinces of Manica, Nampula and Zambezia record the highest malaria rates and accounted for 72 percent of reported cases in children under five in 2021. Nampula and Zambezia alone accounted for 50 percent of reported cases nationally for all age groups. While the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) has made great progress in addressing malaria in recent years, several challenges remain. These include suboptimal quality of care at health facilities due to insufficient adherence to malaria policies and guidelines, inadequate supervision, limited resources, poor data quality and data use, and limited access to malaria services. Malaria Consortium is supporting the NMCP to address capacity strengthening around the provision of malaria services. This work draws on our experience of supporting the NMCP to establish an integrated malaria information storage system (iMISS) and surveillance system through our surveillance-strengthening project in 2018–2022. The project is planed to be implemented between June 2022 – July 2027 and covers 57 districts, 649 health care facilities and approximately 14 million people across Manica, Nampula and Zambezia.

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