In 2015 malaria killed 438,000 people and produced 214 million new cases in the world.
The "la Caixa" Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation promote and finance a pilot project in collaboration with the local authorities in Mozambique, CISM (Manhiça Health Research Centre in Mozambique) and around fifteen international organisations to eliminate this deadly disease successively throughout the region.
MALTEM (Mozambican Alliance Towards Elimination of Malaria) is a pilot project that aims to produce scientific evidence for a plan of attack against malaria. The goal of this plan is to eliminate the disease throughout the province of Maputo by 2020.
If successful, this plan will produce the scientific evidence required to roll out the programme to the rest of the region and help similar programmes to be implemented in other countries.