Building the evidence

Authors: Malaria Consortium with support of Health Partners International and Grid Consulting
Document Type: Videos
Publication Date: 2014

Operational research makes up one of the six key focus areas of SuNMaP’s work, and helps to improve programme implementation and efficacy. The evidence gathered by SuNMaP also demonstrates the impact of its projects by measuring malaria incidence rates in regions where projects have been carried out.

SuNMap (Support to National Malaria Programme) was set up to support the Nigerian government tackle the burden of malaria, a disease that costs the country at least $1bn a year and causes thousands of deaths annually. Whilst malaria is both preventable and treatable, the public health system in Nigeria is overstretched. Health Partners International is a partner in the consortium managing SuNMaP, which is led by Malaria Consortium. The programme is funded by UK aid from the UK Government, and aims to provide much-needed support in efforts to reduce the burden of malaria in Nigeria.

Tags: Nigeria, Capacity building, Training, Capacity development, Health policy, Primary health care, Multi-stakeholder engagement, Quality improvement, Demand for health services, Health systems, Access to health services, Monitoring and evaluation, Health systems research, Mortality, National Health Strategy, Governance, Malaria, SuNMAP, Preventative measures, Systems development, Harmonisation, Operations research,