Malaria :: Mozambique strategic plan against malaria

The Mozambican Health Ministry is seeking to ensure funding for its strategic plan for the fight against malaria, which requires 60 million US dollars a year from now up to 2009. Malaria (formerly called ague or marsh fever) is an infectious disease that is widespread in many tropical and subtropical regions. The disease is caused by protozoal parasites of the genus Plasmodium. The most serious forms of the disease are caused by Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax, but other related species can also infect humans.

“We have already begun to implement this plan, and our ambitions are realistic”, the director of the national anti- malaria programme, Francisco Saute, told reporters.

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