Achievements in insecticidal treated net ownership and use in Nigeria and challenges to sustaining the gains. SuNMaP

Authors: Malaria Consortium with support of Health Partners International and GRID Consulting
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2016

Nigeria has been implementing the long-lasting insecticidal net intervention approach as a core strategy over the past decade. This brief presents an overview of the achievements and challenges in the use of this strategy and some recommendations based on lessons learnt through the support for National Malaria Programme (SuNMaP). This technical brief aims to provide information that will prove useful to development partners and policymakers, and contribute to achievements of targets set out in the Nigeria Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020 within the framework of the National Integrated Vector Management strategy. The SuNMaP funded by UK aid from the UK Government was a programme that looked to improve malaria outcomes and strengthening the health system in Nigeria.

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Tags: Nigeria, Antenatal care, Malaria, west africa, private sector, malaria control, malaria prevention, long-lasting insecticidal nets, LLINs, mass distribution campaigns, maternal and child health, universal coverage, LLIN procurement, LLIN distribution,