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Global Fund: fighting malaria in Nigeria

Global Fund: fighting malaria in Nigeria

Christian Aid receives funding from the National Malaria Elimination Programme, which is implemented by the Global Fund. The project seeks to:

  • Improve access to long-lasting insecticide treated nets for the prevention of malaria.
  • Improve the treatment of malaria in health facilities.
  • Improve the procurement and supply chain of anti-malarial medicines.
  • Expand malaria prevention services services among pregnant women.
Key information
Funded by
The Global Fund
Project target and location

The project targets 628 primary and 39 secondary health care facilities from the 39 local government areas in Anambra and Edo States in Nigeria

Timescale

October 2015 – March 2017 (extension from Dec 16 to March 17)

Value

US $3.4 million

Project aims

The project aims to strengthen health systems by focusing on:

  • Improving coordination.
  • Routine distribution of Long Lasting Insecticidal Treated Nets (LLIN's).
  • Improving  treatment of malaria case management.
  • Improving malaria commodity logistics systems and data management.

The programme was delivered through state and local government staff from the State Ministry of Health, State Malaria Elimination Programme and local government authorities.

Training has been provided on routine distribution of nets, malaria in pregnancy, case management of malaria, commodity logistics, and monitoring and evaluation.

Results

Operational plans

The project has helped to create yearly operational plans for malaria in Anambra and Edo states. 

Medical staff training

117 senior doctors and nurses in the two states were trained as state level trainers on different malaria thematic areas.

We subsequently trained 1,326 healthcare workers (junior/community health extension workers and nurses) selected from the 667 Global Fund-supported health facilities in both states.

They received training on health management information systems, management of severe and uncomplicated malaria cases, malaria in pregnancy, managing malaria in the community, continuous distribution of nets and malaria commodity logistics systems at state and local government levels.

Community training

630 community members known as role model caregivers were trained to carry out home management of malaria in Anambra state. Furthermore, health facilities have also been strengthened to improve quality of services by using diagnostic options - testing before treatment.

Malaria prevention and treatment

The end of the project saw an increased use of malaria prevention and treatment options within target locations.  

Related work and experience

Contact us

nigeria-info@christian-aid.org

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@CAID_Nigeria

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