||Malaria Consortium Nigeria is committed to tackling the large number of malaria cases and deaths in the country. Working in partnership with the Ministry of Health and other partners, we lead and support three major malaria control initiatives in the country: Support to the National Malaria Control Programme (SuNMaP); NetWorks and MAPS. Our areas of focus include:
- Technical support for malaria control
- Capacity building, harmonisation and training of health workers
- Heath systems strengthening
- Behaviour Change Communications and community outreach activities
- Operational research, policy and advocacy
Find out more about our areas of focus in Nigeria here.
Facts and Figures
Some 11 percent of all child deaths worldwide are estimated to occur in Nigeria. Malaria is the leading cause of child death in the country and around 250,000 Nigerian children die every year from the disease. While children under the age of five and pregnant women are particularly vulnerable, almost the entire population of Nigeria is at risk of contracting malaria. Common and preventable childhood illnesses such as pneumonia and diarrhea are also amongst the major killers in the country.