Rosa Vs. Malaria in the Land of Mosquitoes

In the southern provinces of Mozambique, Rosa Mouzinho is in charge of looking for malaria cases in the region, so that people can receive treatment. Her main tool? A tablet containing the details of malaria cases in her district, Magude. 

Surrounded by humid areas and irrigated crops like sugar cane, Magude provides an ideal climate for the Anopheles mosquito that transmits the malaria parasite. But Rosa’s project, led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), in collaboration with the Manhiça Health Research Centre (CISM) and the ”la Caixa” Foundation, is working to reduce the region’s malaria burden. Photographer Alfons Rodríguez traveled to Mozambique to help tell Rosa’s story.

Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)

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