ADPP fights against Malaria in Africa
ADPP Mozambique is an implementing partner for the Elimination 8 project in the Installation and Implementation of Health Services for diagnosis of malaria, treatment and surveillance for the mobile and homeless populations in the MOSASWA border areas (Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland).
The E8-Malaria Elimination initiative is a coordinated effort of eight countries to achieve the historic goal of eliminating malaria in four southern African countries by 2020 (Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland) and subsequently to prepare the way or elimination in four more countries by 2030 (Angola, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe).
The project will be implemented in collaboration with other organizations working in South Africa and Swaziland for 24 months. All these activities will take place along the common border regions in the districts of Matutuíne (Ponta de Ouro border), Moamba (border of Ressano Garcia) and Namaacha (border of Goba and in Macuácua).
The SADC region continues to experience a significant increase in a frequent and undocumented flow of people migration, with significant import or export of malaria to and from high or low transmission countries. The movement of people along the borders of MOSASWA (Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland) facilitates the continuous transmission of parasites to the disposal areas, serving as the key barrier to achieving elimination.
Since 2000, there has been a marked decline in malaria in Southern Africa. Swaziland plans to achieve national elimination by 2015, while South Africa plans to phase out by 2018; These have been actively reorienting their national program for elimination and developing the systems necessary to zero. Mozambique has set sub-national elimination targets in the coming years.