Harmonisation is a key component of the SuNMap framework. This means increased partnerships and coordination between implementing partners, as well as cooperation between important actors at a local, national and international level. Activities aim to bring together all interventions, including different priorities and ways of working, avoiding duplication of efforts and achieving maximum benefit.
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.