Building capacity for creating demand for malaria prevention and control. SuNMaP

Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2014

This learning paper discusses the Support to National Malaria Programme (SuNMaP) experience of planning and creating demand for malaria prevention and control in Nigeria, including SuNMaP’s development of a comprehensive malaria communications plan. It presented the successes and the challenges that remain to scale-up demand creation activities and to consolidate the work already done.

SuNMaP demand creation strategy for prevention concentrated on promoting the correct use of long lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and the use of intermittent preventative therapy (IPT) in pregnant women. For malaria treatment, demand creation focused on the promotion of improved testing, as well as using artemisinin combination therapy (ACT) treatment for individual cases of malaria and effective home management of fever, as well as effective referrals.


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Tags: Nigeria, Malaria, west africa, advocacy, vector control, malaria control, malaria prevention, malaria treatment., long-lasting insecticidal nets, LLINs, commercial sector, demand creation, harmonisation of malaria control, malaria communications, malaria in pregnancy.,