M A L A R I A
CONSORTIUM has
developed 14 training
modules for combating
malaria in Nigeria, an
official has said.
Dr Kola Maxwell, Country
Director of the consortium,
said the modules would
be driven by Support
to National Malaria
Programme, SuNMaP,
to enhance interventions
in malaria elimination in
Nigeria.
Maxwell spoke in Abuja
at the End of Project
Dissemination on malaria
across the country, funded
by UK Department for
International Development,
DFID, which ran from 2008
to 2016, was conducted in
10 states, namely, Lagos,
Ogun, Anambra, Enugu,
Niger, Katsina, Kaduna,
Yobe, Jigawa and Kano.
He explained that the
benefitting states and their
neighbours were selected
as a result of predominant
commercial activities and
stressed that the modules
would serve as a guideline
and tool to the states after
the Malaria Programme had
ended.
“The programme in terms
of immediate output has
supported two national
strategic planning in 2009,
2013 and for the future 2020.
We have also used this to
support the national plan
at the national level and the
10 states, not only between
when we started and when
we are leaving.
“The programme helped
to develop a compendium of
implementation guidelines
and tools put together into
two main categories which
are service delivery ones and
programme management
ones.
“Totally, 14 training
modules were developed
and these 14 training
modules have been rolled
out in the 10 SuNMaP
states,” he said, noting
that there were other
programmes which were
adopted as a national
training tool and rolled out
across the country.
The director stated that
within SuNMaP states,
23,000 health workers had
been trained using the
manuals and the states
were using it to improve the
quality of care for malaria.
He noted that the
committee was trying to
develop an operational
manual for the next three
years so that the states
would have a document
to be able it to engage with
next the donor.
Dr Nnenna Ezeigwe,
National Coordinator,
National Malaria
Elimination Programme,
NMEP, in Nigeria, said
that integrated vector
management was the key
strategy to eliminate malaria


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