In March, Mozambique launched the first set of E8 malaria posts, deploying nurses and community health workers to areas of Namaacha, Matutuine and Moamba. Community and other health workers are providing expanded access to malaria testing, diagnosis and treatment amongst mobile populations as well as underserved border communities. It is expected that this initiative will reduce malaria transmission in the border regions and reduce importation of malaria from high to low burden countries, thus supporting efforts to achieve elimination in Swaziland and South Africa by 2020, and southern Mozambique by 2025.

The 6 posts in Mozambique are the first of 38 total malaria posts and 15 surveillance units that will be deployed across the E8 region in the coming months.