Addressing Malaria in Northern Nigeria

The Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme (NFELTP) has led workforce development in field epidemiology and laboratory management in Nigeria since 2008. With support from the Global Health Security Initiative, NFELTP will in 2016 expand its malaria activities to support States’ malaria control programs.

The Malaria Acceleration project seeks to:

  1. Strengthen capacity for malaria control in all LGAs through training, supervision, monitoring and evaluation of case management practices.
  2. Strengthen capacity at LGAs to improve LLIN distribution, coverage and usage.
  3. Build capacity at LGAs on malaria interventions, surveillance and M&E.
  4. Strengthen malaria surveillance at LGAs through training, harmonizing malaria surveillance tools, and supportive supervision.

SHI was invited to a scoping mission to engage the state of Kano to discuss the implementation of the project and provide technical guidance to the NFELTP team in Abuja and Kanu.

We engaged in-country malaria stakeholders at national and state levels to understand the landscape of malaria programming with the view to ensure coordinated implementation of the project in line with country and state priorities and needs.


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