Disease Prevention and Control Cluster


The Disease Prevention and Control Cluster (DPC) includes:

Support is provided to the national authorities when dealing with natural disasters (floods, cyclones, droughts), especially concerning health issues such as the emergence of epidemic-prone diseases, malnutrition as a result of food insecurity, and increase of communicable diseases such as malaria, diarrhoea, etc.

Communicable diseases still represent the major public health problem. For this, WHO in Mozambique is providing support to the Ministry of Health concerning preparedness, surveillance and response in relation to these diseases. This includes support for organisation and coordination, for training of health staff and respective ancillary materials, etc.

This cluster offers technical support to the government for the definition of policies related to non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, cancer, injuries and violence, etc., as well new strategies for mental health.