Since 2008, under the leadership of Malaria Consortium, Support to National Malaria Programme (SuNMaP) was launched with the help of partners, Grid Consulting and Health Partners International. SuNMaP took on the task of improving malaria outcomes and strengthening the health system in Nigeria.
Across 10 states in Nigeria, SuNMaP worked closely with the Nigerian government’s National Malaria Elimination Programme, bringing together national and international partners, to support the government to build capacity and improve service delivery for malaria.
On a national scale, the results have been impressive. With over 23,000 health workers trained, 6.6 million doses of sulphadoxine pyrimethamine for intermittent preventive treatment during pregnancy, 11 million doses of artemisinin-based combination therapies for malaria treatment, 200 binocular microscopes, 5.6 million malaria rapid diagnostic kits and 12 million mosquito nets distributed and over 2.2 million mosquito nets sold – resulting in over 48,000 lives saved in 10 states – the impact is clear.
But the effects that these interventions have on the lives of individual Nigerians across the country are not fully captured in these numbers. Their stories, collected here, refl ect the many successes achieved by the programme in improving lives and reducing the heavy burden of malaria.Keywords: [Advocacy and policy][Diagnosis][Private sector][Vector control][Treatment][Child and maternal health]
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