Every year, the Nigerian Honourable Commissioner for Health with the Permanent Secretaries of the State Ministry of Health and Health Service Commission and the Lagos State Teaching Hospital (LUTH) (the Lagos State Health Family) recognise exceptional health workers and organisations that support service delivery in Lagos State.
This year among the 30 categories of awards given, Support to the National Malaria programme (SuNMaP) , the DFID funded Malaria Consortium project in Nigeria was honoured with an award for Best NGO for the year 2011. Over the past two years, SuNMaP has supported the Lagos State Ministry of Health to enhance the State’s response to malaria control through major output areas including capacity building through training on quality malaria case management and programme management, integrated supportive supervision and on-the-job capacity building (OJCB), and capacity building through development of annual operational plans. Other focus areas are in providing the State with technical assistance to harmonise and coordinate malaria control activities. Activities include supporting effective prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria through commodity supply and distribution, supporting demand creation activities and ensuring proper monitoring of malaria control programmes in the State.
Based on the tremendous support of SuNMaP to the State Malaria Control Unit and the Ministry of Health, SuNMaP was awarded the Lagos State Merit Award by the Honourable Commissioner for Health and the entire Health Family in Lagos.
Awardees were presented with the awards at a dinner held at the Shell Hall, Muson Centre Lagos on Thursday 1st December 2011. The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, presented the Best NGO award to representatives of the SuNMaP programme.
To find out more about the SuNMaP programme, read the Project Brief here.
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