Country in Focus - Mozambique

Mozambique’s entire estimated population of 29.7 million people is at risk of malaria. Among children under five years of age, malaria accounts for 42 percent of the deaths. Most of the country has year-round malaria transmission with a seasonal peak during the rainy season from December to April. The 2015 combined Immunization, Malaria, and HIV/AIDS Indicator Survey underscored the reality that malaria is a rural disease in Mozambique: prevalence in rural areas was over two times as high as the prevalence in urban areas (47 percent versus 19 percent, respectively). Mozambique is in its twelfth year as a PMI focus country. With support from PMI and its partners, malaria control interventions are being scaled up nationwide, and vital commodities are being distributed to vulnerable populations.