In May 2015, the World Health Organisation approved the new strategy against malaria: its objectives include a 90% reduction in malaria cases and deaths over the next 15 years.

The malaria elimination project aims to generate scientific evidence to determine whether it is possible to eliminate malaria in Africa with the currently available tools. It combines a series of interventions that include vector control activities, epidemiological surveillance, community awareness and engagement, mass drug administration and the active follow-up of cases.

The project is led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and the Manhiça Health Research Centre (CISM), in collaboration with the Mozambican Ministry of Health, and with the support of the ”la Caixa” Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.