Global Fund Malaria Grant

Overview

MSH was awarded a three-year Global Fund grant as a subrecipient to Catholic Relief Services to implement malaria services in 13 states in Nigeria. The goal of this grant was to reduce the malaria burden to pre-elimination levels and bring malaria-related mortality to zero.

Between 2018 and 2020, our activities focused on:

  • Routine distribution of long-lasting insecticidal nets in health facilities
  • Improving the quality and uptake of malaria case management and malaria in pregnancy services
  • Strengthening supply chain management of malaria commodities
  • Improving and strengthening health management information systems and M&E data
  • Supporting capacity building of national and state malaria elimination programs 

At the health facility level, the program supported capacity building and mentoring activities of health workers in providing prompt diagnosis and effective treatment of malaria according to national guidelines. The program worked with the Federal Ministry of Health to support the national malaria elimination program through the placement of M&E and procurement, supply, and management advisors to strengthen national planning, oversight, and monitoring capacities. The grant activities prioritized close collaboration with the Government of Nigeria and working with public-sector health facilities and service delivery points.