Mozambique cholera prevention and surveillance

Epidemiology surveillance - Laboratory surveillance - Vaccines - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Mozambique completed

Project timeline: 28/11/2018 - 30/11/2020

Lead Researcher

Mrs Cynthia Semá Baltazar

Organisation / Institution

Mozambique National Institute of Health



Project summary

To prevent cholera epidemics and empower local public health service for sustainable cholera and other vaccine-preventable disease surveillance and control.The MOCA project was conducted in Cuamba Municipality District where cholera is found to be endemic and period outbreaks occur including the recent cholera epidemic in 2015.

Lay summary

Strengthened local capacity for cholera/diarrheal surveillance and laboratory diagnosis.

Potential for public health impact or global health decision-making

Prevention of cholera infection in vulnerable populations in Mozambique. Generation of data on the occurrence of cholera and other vaccine-preventable non-cholera diarrheal infections. Capacity-building of African scientists in the field of public health research collaborations particularly on diarrheal disease and cholera surveillance activities.


Cynthia Semá Baltazar
José Paulo Langa
Liliana Dengo Baloi
Jucunu Chitio
Jose Alberto Manuel
Ramos B. J. Mboane
Sadate Assane
Mariana Manso
Naira Luiz
Somyoung Cho
Juyeon Park
Yun Chon
Julia Lynch
Florian Marks
Nam Seon Beck
Se Eun Park

Key Collaborators

International Institute of Vaccine, Mozambique
National Institute of Health, Provincial Health Directorate of Niassa

Resources (2)


Challenges and opportunities of setting-up a Cholera surveillance Microbiology laboratory in a research-naïve rural setting in Mozambique


GTFCC Joint Meeting of the Working Group on Surveillance 2019