For more than 15 years, we have partnered with Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health, state ministries of health, and health service providers to control infectious diseases and improve child and maternal health. Our approach to ensure long-lasting health results includes expanding access to high-quality health services; developing pharmaceutical and supply chain management capacities; and building skills in leadership, transparency, and accountability.

community health volunteers, supported by PMI,deliver preventative treatment for malaria to more than 1.2 million children in Zamfara state Nigeria

Combating Malaria on a Global Scale in Nigeria

Nigeria has the largest population in Africa, now exceeding 200 million across 36 states. Unfortunately, Nigeria is also home to 25% of the world’s malaria cases. As a partner to the Government of Nigeria in combating malaria, our work with the Global Fund, USAID, and the President’s Malaria Initiative supports Nigeria’s National Malaria Eradication Plan from the Ministry to the facility level across nearly 60% of Nigeria and directly supports 15% of the global malaria response in one country alone.


In one of the world’s most populous countries, our programs help strengthen and expand the capacity of Nigeria’s health system to control epidemics such as malaria, HIV and AIDS, and TB and improve maternal and child health care. We work in collaboration with Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health, frontline health workers, and local communities, supporting national and state governments to establish effective policies, address gaps in the supply chain for medicines and commodities, and strengthen leadership and management within the health sector. Our work has greatly improved the quality of and access to malaria services, expanded lifesaving treatment for HIV and AIDS, and is improving the country’s capacity to address antimicrobial resistance.

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MSH in Nigeria: Supporting the National Malaria Elimination Program

For nearly two decades, MSH has partnered with Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), state ministries of health,
local partners, and health service providers to control infectious diseases and improve child and maternal health.

In addition to our years of support to fight tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and other epidemics, we are supporting Nigeria’s National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) across nearly 60% of Nigeria—from the ministry to the facility level—which comprises 15% of the global malaria response.

We’ve provided malaria preventive treatment to close to 4 million children under the age of five and maintained services despite disruptions from civil conflicts and the COVID-19 pandemic.