For nearly two decades, 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.
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.
Health Systems Strengthening in Nigeria
For two decades, MSH has partnered with Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health, state ministries of health, private health service providers, and health workers to control infectious diseases and improve maternal and child health. We implement activities and technical assistance at the national level and in the Federal Capital Territory and Nigerian states. Read more on our current and past programs and our impact in Nigeria.
Nurturing Health and Hope: A Nurse’s Dedication to Malaria Prevention and Maternal Care in Nigeria
Preventing malaria in pregnancy requires skills and coordinated care. In 2020, PMI-S project trained Monica Akyok and other health workers in Nigeria’s Plateau State on how to administer malaria preventive medication along with antenatal care.