Global Fund Malaria Grant

Overview

MSH was awarded a three-year Global Fund grant (2021-2023), as a subrecipient to Catholic Relief Services, to implement malaria services in Nigeria with the goal of reducing the malaria burden to pre-elimination levels and bring malaria-related mortality to zero.

Under the grant, we work with Nigeria’s National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) in 13 states (or nearly 60% of the country), where we have helped to train more than 20,000 health workers on treating both severe and uncomplicated malaria and more than 1,000 health workers in integrated management of childhood illnesses. We have also supported the distribution of insecticide-treated mosquito nets to over 6 million people in Delta State and assisted the implementation of seasonal malaria chemoprevention campaigns in Katsina and Taraba States.

At the health facility level, we support capacity building and mentoring activities for health workers, to ensure they are trained and equipped to provide prompt diagnosis and effective treatment of malaria according to national guidelines. And we work with the Federal Ministry of Health to support the NMEP through the placement of M&E and procurement, supply, and management advisors to strengthen national planning, oversight, and monitoring capacities.

Activity highlights:

  • Assisting in the 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 

Using Treated Bed Nets to Fight Malaria in Nigeria’s Changing Climate Landscape

Amid rising temperatures and shifting rainfall patterns, community health workers in Nigeria rely on data to distribute the right type of insecticide-treated bed net to address specific climate and malaria trends across different states. A campaign led by MSH in Nigeria’s Delta and Adamawa states has protected more than 13 million people from malaria transmission.