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Document Type: Stories
Publication Date: 2016

Costed and comprehensive states Annual Operational Plans for malaria control were developed in Oyo state with the support of MAPS. The process has helped build the capacity of state managers in the planning and budgeting of malaria control activities. However, no similar plans for malaria control were developed in any... Read more
Document Type: Stories
Publication Date: 2016

Health facilities have a range of weapons in the battle against malaria, including insecticidal nets and treatment of pregnant women, as well as direct diagnosis and treatment using Rapid Diagnostic Tests. But without accurate, up-to-date information about services available, their effectiveness is severely limited. In Ebonyi State, Tthe State Malaria... Read more
Document Type: Stories
Publication Date: 2016

The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) of USAID, through MAPS, helped Ebonyi State to conduct a rapid assessment of malaria control services in state health facilities. It found that health facilities were hampered by irregular supplies of medicines and other supplies for the diagnosis and treatment of malaria, and that health... Read more
Document Type: Stories
Publication Date: 2016

Focusing on a single disease is a well-tested way of addressing public health problems, including malaria and AIDS. However, ‘vertical programs’ bring their own problems: with their own funding, staff and equipment, which can draw attention and resources away from the mainstream conditions managed by health centres and hospitals. Oyo... Read more
Document Type: Stories
Publication Date: 2016

In Cross River State, initiatives were developed with stakeholders as part of MAPS’ activities to strengthen systems to make better use of resources: these initiatives included the design, implementation and supervision of activities. The State Malaria Elimination Program (SMEP) and other partners were given technical support to develop and review... Read more
Document Type: Stories
Publication Date: 2016

In Nasarawa State, MAPS established a system of integrated supportive supervision (ISS) for malaria and expanded staff knowledge of how to use RDT (rapid diagnostic tests) and how to treat clients that tested fever positive. Staff are now better able to pass on accurate information on malaria prevention to their... Read more
Document Type: Stories
Publication Date: 2016

In Wamba general hospital in Nasarawa State, functional equipment for supportive management including treatment for severe malaria was unavailable, resulting in a challenge in appropriate provision of health care. In 2013, a malaria integrated supervisory system (MISS) was established and subsequently supervisory visits to the health workers in secondary and... Read more
Document Type: Stories
Publication Date: 2016

There has been a concerted worldwide collaborative effort to tackle the scourge of malaria in pregnancy. In Akwa Ibom State this is spearheaded by the state government and allied agencies with the intermittent preventative treatment given to all pregnant women through directly observed treatment in all health facilities. MAPS supported... Read more