Malaria is endemic throughout Mozambique, and its entire population is at risk. It accounts for 29 percent of all deaths and 42 percent of deaths in children under five years of age. Data from a 2015 household survey demonstrated that malaria prevalence in rural areas is twice as high as in urban areas. Between 2015 and 2016, there was a decrease in the reported number of severe malaria cases by 6 percent and in the number of deaths due to malaria by 32 percent. PMI-supported activities include: support of the IRS program; free routine ITN distribution through antenatal care and a school-based distribution pilot; procurement and distribution of RDTs and ACTs; provision of IPTp; and support for behavior change communication and surveillance.


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Malaria Operational Plans

The Malaria Operational Plans below are detailed 1-year implementation plans for PMI focus countries. Each plan reviews the current status of malaria control and prevention policies and interventions, identifies challenges and unmet needs to achieve PMI goals, and provides a description of planned PMI-funded activities. Each Malaria Operational Plan has been endorsed by the U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator and reflects collaborative discussions with the national malaria control programs and partners in country. Changes to these plans are reflected in revised postings.

FY 2018 Mozambique Malaria Operational PlanPDF739.63 KB Download
FY 2017 Mozambique Malaria Operational PlanPDF801.85 KB Download
FY 2017 Mozambique Revised Funding TablePDF64.01 KB Download
FY 2016 Mozambique Malaria Operational PlanPDF1.51 MB Download
FY 2016 Mozambique Revised Funding TablePDF44.61 KB Download
FY 2015 Mozambique Malaria Operational Plan PDF486.67 KB Download
FY 2015 Mozambique Revised Funding TablePDF46.31 KB Download
FY 2014 Mozambique Malaria Operational PlanPDF820.31 KB Download
FY 2014 Mozambique Revised Funding TablePDF110.02 KB Download
FY 2013 Mozambique Malaria Operational PlanPDF420.45 KB Download
FY 2013 Mozambique Revised Funding TablePDF105.77 KB Download
FY 2012 Mozambique Malaria Operational PlanPDF539.25 KB Download
FY 2012 Mozambique Revised Funding TablePDF157.08 KB Download
FY 2011 Mozambique Malaria Operational PlanPDF270.81 KB Download
FY 2011 Mozambique Revised Funding TablePDF145.64 KB Download
FY 2010 Mozambique Malaria Operational PlanPDF356.27 KB Download
FY 2010 Mozambique Revised Funding TablePDF350.58 KB Download
FY 2009 Mozambique Malaria Operational PlanPDF455.67 KB Download
FY 2009 Mozambique Revised Funding TablePDF42.43 KB Download
FY 2008 Mozambique Malaria Operational PlanPDF847.13 KB Download
FY 2008 Mozambique Revised Funding TablePDF108.80 KB Download
FY 2007 Mozambique Malaria Operational PlanPDF1012.37 KB Download
FY 2007 Mozambique Revised Funding TablePDF88.07 KB Download

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Stories from the Field

  • Alberto Luis Paposseco examines slides for malaria parasites. Photo credit: Dércio Alface, Jhpiego, MCSP.

    Maximizing Performance in Malaria Laboratory Diagnosis in Zambézia Province, Mozambique

    Apr 2017
    Data indicates that malaria was responsible for 45 percent of admissions and 28 percent of deaths at health centers in Zambézia Province, Mozambique. PMI is supporting activities with the Zambézia Provincial Health Directorate to improve the ability of laboratory technicians to properly identify and diagnose malaria.
  • Zaqueu Chicuate conducting a pre-spray environmental assessment (PSECA) using a smartphone – a new technology the PMI AIRS Project has introduced to the Ministries of Environment and Agriculture.

    PMI AIRS Malaria Fighter: Zaqueu F.B. Chicuate

    Oct 2015
    Environmental Director for Mozambique’s Ministry of Environment in Zambezia Province, Zaqueu F.B. Chicuate was first introduced to indoor residual spraying (IRS) in 2007. Dr. Chicuate, who has worked in environmental compliance for 15 years, recently shared his experiences with the PMI AIRS Project in helping to mitigate any potential negative effects that could result from working with insecticide.
  • U.S. Peace Corps Mozambique Country Director, Sanjay Mathur (right), and Vodacom Mozambique CEO, Salimo Abdula, celebrate the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding. Credit: Vodacom

    Peace Corps and Vodacom Join Together to Increase ITN Use

    Aug 2015
    Since 2013, the President’s Malaria Initiative  has supported a third year Peace Corps Volunteer in Mozambique who is working as the National Malaria Coordinator and was instrumental in establishing an innovative collaboration with the mobile communications company Vodacom..
  • In Mozambique, a PMI-supported FELTP fellow conducts a rapid diagnostic test to evaluate the impact of a mosquito net campaign on malaria transmission.   Source: Mateusz Plucinski/CDC

    Mozambique FELTP Fellows Help Evaluate the Impact of a Mosquito Net Campaign

    Apr 2014
    Malaria is the leading cause of death in Mozambique and PMI has supported the Mozambican Ministry of Health and the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) in their efforts to reduce the burden of malaria in the country since 2007.
  • PIRCOM has trained more than 21,000 religious leaders from a variety of faiths on malaria prevention and treatment. Source: USAID

    In Mozambique, Religious Leaders Unite Together against Malaria

    Jul 2010

    Left unchecked, disease imperils the stability and prosperity of all; therefore, improving global health outcomes is a shared responsibility. This means reaching out to community elders, leaders, and religious groups to ensure the quality and reach of health services and messages.

  • A worker in the Central Medical Stores in Maputo, Mozambique, seals a drug kit containing artemether-lumefantrine, the new first-line treatment of uncomplicated malaria, for use at health facilities and by community health workers. Source: JSI Mozambique

    PMI-Supported Launch of New Treatment Guidelines in Mozambique

    Apr 2010
    In 2007, the Ministry of Health of Mozambique announced its intention to adopt artemether-lumefantrine (AL) as the first-line treatment for uncomplicated malaria.
  • Source: William Brieger/Jhphiego

    PMI Supports Ministries of Health in Integrated Campaigns

    Feb 2009

    In October, PMI distributed 850,000 long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs), of which PMI procured 720,000, to children under age 5 in Nampula Province, Mozambique, as part of a one-week Ministry of Health integrated health campaign.

  • Photo from left to right of Alfredo Bia (Medimoc-MOH), Deogratias Gasguro (SCMS), Juliet Morgan (CDC) and Ralph Rack (JSI) in a MOH Warehouse. Source: Dimitri Peffer/USAID

    Artemisinin-based Combination Therapies Effective in Treating Drug-resistant Malaria

    Aug 2008
    The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), a historic $1.2 billion, five-year initiative to control malaria in Africa, uses a comprehensive approach to prevent and treat malaria by supporting four key areas; indoor spraying of homes with insecticides, insecticide-treated mosquito nets, lifesaving anti-malarial drugs, and treatment to prevent malaria in pregnant women.
  • Pregnant women and children under five in Mozambique are most vulnerable to malaria. Source: Bita Rodrigues/USAID

    Free Mosquito Nets Draw Women to Health Facilities

    Aug 2008
    Isabelle has never been to school, does not know how to read or write, and does not know her age. But she now knows how to protect herself and her unborn child from malaria.

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Contracts & Agreements

Listed below are contracts, agreements and implementing partner reports for the PMI focus countries. Documents have been redacted by the awardee at USAID's request to remove any information the awardee considers proprietary.

Annual Report

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Mission Info

USAID Mozambique Mission

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