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Where we work / Nigeria

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.

Support to National Malaria Control Programme 2 (SuNMaP 2)

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:

  • reduce Nigeria’s all-cause under five mortality rate from 128 per 1,000 live births in 2013 to 85 per 1,000 live births by 2022
  • reduce the proportion of children aged six to 59 months that are infected with malaria parasites from 27 percent in 2015 to 16 percent by 2020.

Learn more about SuNMaP 2

Reducing the Malaria Burden

As part of the ‘Reducing the Malaria Burden’ project, Malaria Consortium supports Nigeria’s National Malaria Elimination Programme to deliver a set of interventions that are designed to build capacity around reporting and case management within the public health system. This project aims to strengthen Nigeria’s public health system and reduce malaria to pre-elimination levels by 2020. The project will be implemented in 13 highly populous and malaria endemic states, with Malaria Consortium delivering interventions at the health facility level in Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Niger and Yobe. We are also implementing the integrated community case management (iCCM) component of the grant in Kebbi and Niger states.

Seasonal malaria chemoprevention

SMC is a highly effective intervention to prevent malaria in those most vulnerable to the disease’s effects. It involves administering up to four monthly doses of antimalarial drugs to children aged 3-59 months during peak malaria transmission season. Through our SMC programme, we work with malaria control programmes to deliver SMC using existing health system mechanisms as much as possible. We assist in the training of volunteer community health workers and distributors to administer SMC (as well as their supervisors and other health staff) and we also conduct social mobilization, disseminating public health messages to inform communities of SMC and how and why their children should receive it.

Niger State Wraparound Technical Assistance for CHIPS Program

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.



Contact details:

Malaria Consortium Nigeria
2 Buchanan Close, off Buchanan Crescent, off Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja-FCT, Nigeria
Tel: +234 8037031690