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Malaria represents one of the main Public Health problems with greater weight in morbidity and mortality, in the world and in Mozambique in particular. According to the WHO, it is estimated that in 2018 about 228 million cases of malaria and 405 thousand deaths were estimated globally; of these cases, 93% (213 million) occurred in sub-Saharan Africa. Mozambique is one of the ten countries with the highest weight of malaria in the world, with the disease being responsible for about 29% of all deaths (42% in children under 5 years old). Data from the survey of malaria indicators carried out in 2018, indicate that the prevalence of malaria in children under 5 years old was 39% in Mozambique, ranging from 1% in the City and Province of Maputo to 57% in the province of Cabo Delgado.


The investment in research for malaria has been increasing with the relaunch of the objective of eliminating malaria through the global technical strategy for malaria launched in 2015 by WHO; as well as the most recent initiative, also by WHO, called “High Burden High Impact” (HBHI) launched in Maputo in November 2018 which aims to accelerate malaria control measures in 10 African countries plus India. These countries, including Mozambique, contribute more than 70% of the global weight of malaria. Both strategies mentioned above have research as an essential pillar to guide the implementation of activities based on scientific evidence.

The history of CISM is associated with the RTS,S malaria vaccine development initiative, which contributed to the development of human and institutional capacity for research in this area.

Pedro Aide


His dream is to have a video disc that can be sold so that anyone can listen to his songs whose contents address the different areas of CISM research such as malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, respiratory diseases and others, that plague the country and the world.

This group, won in 2021 the second place of the program "Quenguelequeze" of Rádio Moçambique, but also, the competition of the celebrations of the day of the Manhiça (19 of May) in the edition of 2018 won the 1st place and in the editions of 2013 and 2014, took 2nd place. Also in 2014, it took third place in the "voices against malaria" initiative organized by Televisão de Moçambique. 


This group includes CISM employees from different departments, with emphasis on  Logistics, Data Center, Demography and Clinical Services. 

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