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January 27, 2022

BACKGROUND
Malaria is considered the most important public health problem in Mozambique. It accounts for nearly one third of all deaths and 42% of deaths in children less than five years old. Although malaria prevalence has decreased in all provinces, the country continues to face challenges that have slowed the progress of key malaria prevention and treatment interventions.  

January 27, 2022

BACKGROUND
According to UNAIDS (2014), as many as 30 percent of newly HIV-infected people in Mozambique are female sex workers (FSW), their customers, or their regular partners. A 2010/2012 Integrated Bio-Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) study of FSW in the urban areas of Maputo, Beira and Nampula showed HIV incidence rates around 20 percent, with regional variation. A 2011 IBBS study of men who have sex with men (MSM) in the same urban areas showed approximately eight percent HIV prevalence among this group. 

January 27, 2022

BACKGROUND

January 27, 2022

Preventing, Testing, Treating, and Tracking Malaria

The Mozambique Integrated Malaria Program (IMaP) is a five-year USAID-funded project implemented by Chemonics International that will contribute to reducing malaria mortality, morbidity, and parasitemia in four high malaria burden provinces (Cabo Delgado, Nampula, Tete, and Zambézia). IMaP will achieve this goal through three objectives:

Support the implementation of proven malaria interventions at community and facility levels, in alignment with the National Malaria Strategic Plan

January 27, 2022

BACKGROUND
The government of Mozambique has committed to improving maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH) and there has been progress in expanding the network of health facilities.  This has resulted in increased coverage and provision of lifesaving MNCH services. However, the expansion in network and coverage has not consistently yielded improvements in actual health outcomes. Nampula, Mozambique’s largest and most populous province, has some of the worst statistics surrounding maternal, neonatal and child mortality. 

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Last updated: February 03, 2022

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