|Malaria Consortium has been working in Nigeria since 2008. Working in partnership with the Ministry of Health and other partners, we lead and support three major malaria control initiatives in the country, providing technical support for malaria control; capacity building and training of health workers; health systems strengthening; behaviour change communications and community outreach and operational research, policy and advocacy.
SuNMaP 2 is a UK aid-funded follow-up to SuNMaP that will support government efforts to further reduce Nigeria’s malaria burden. The programme will be implemented by Malaria Consortium and will integrate malaria prevention, treatment, and other interventions at the community and service delivery levels, as well as in other settings, through public and private sector partnerships. It aims to improve the planning, financing and delivery of sustainable malaria programmes across 165 local government areas in six states of Nigeria: Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Lagos, and Yobe.
It is essential that there is government involvement and stewardship of SuNMaP 2, including through the allocation and release of funds, to ensure that the interventions are sustainable. Malaria Consortium and its partners will, therefore, work in collaboration with government structures at the national and sub-national levels to coordinate and harmonise the planning, implementation and evaluation of programme interventions.
This programme aims to:
To revitalise primary healthcare and work towards securing universal health coverage, Nigeria’s National Primary Health Care Development Agency launched the Community Health Influencers, Promoters and Services (CHIPS) programme in 2018.
Malaria Consortium is providing technical assistance to support Niger state in north-central Nigeria with the implementation
of a community-based primary healthcare programme that is integrated with CHIPS. With a special focus on MNCH, the
project aims to increase demand for, and equitable access to, quality services.