In spite of difficult odds, mass mosquito net distribution campaigns supported by a partnership programme led by Malaria Consortium have been reaching communities in the north of the country with some success.
Almost a quarter of all malaria cases and deaths in the world occur in Nigeria. Insecurity in the north of the country, combined with widespread poverty, make malaria control in the region especially challenging. As manager of Support to National Malaria Programme (SuNMaP), supported by UKAid from DFID, Malaria Consortium is working with international and local partners and the Ministry of Health to reduce the number of deaths from the disease. In this series of images from northern Nigeria, photographer Benoist Carpentier explores how SuNMaP has supported the distribution of millions mosquito nets to those who need them the most.