A programme brief. Malaria Action Program for States (MAPS)

Authors: Health Partners International
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2011

This programme brief provides an overview of the work of the Malaria Action Program for States (MAPS) which is working in six states of Nigeria to increase the quality, coverage and uptake of malaria control services. Nigeria carries one quarter of Africa’s malaria burden. The disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, contributing to poverty, losses in productivity and reduced school attendance. Funded by USAID, and led by FHI 360 in partnership with HPI, Malaria Consortium and GRID Consulting, MAPS supports a comprehensive approach to malaria control covering the areas of prevention, improving malaria treatment, and strengthening management capacity in the public sector. The brief outlines the work that HPI is doing to strengthen government systems and build capacity to improve the management of the national malaria control programme. It also highlights the prevention and behaviour change work that the programme is doing to increase use of long lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) and uptake of intermittent presumptive treatment (IPT) for malaria during pregnancy. 

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Tags: Nigeria, Capacity building, Health policy, Health information, Health management, Malaria, Behaviour change, Preventative measures, MAPS, Health systems strengthening,