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NMEP is currently creating a database of Consultants to facilitate the implementation of the Global Fund project under the new Funding Model. Consultants interested in any of the thematic areas (Integrated Vector Management, Case Management, Product Supply Chain Management, Advocacy Communication & Social Mobilization, Programme Management and Monitoring & Evaluation) should send their CVs to NMEP via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., using the thematic area of interest as the subject.

Malaria contributes to the high burden of disease in the sub-Saharan Africa. Its victims are mostly pregnant women with their unborn babies and children below the age of five years. 

The Government of Nigeria has adopted effective strategies for the prevention and control of malaria in pregnancy to reduce the morbidity and mortality from malaria for mothers and their children in accordance with the Abuja Declaration.

Malaria preventive strategies, delivered alongside other components of Focused Antenatal Care (FANC) Packages have great potentials to accelerate the achievement of Millennium Development Goals 5 which focuses on improving maternal health in addition to reducing the disease burden.

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World Malaria Day

2015 Theme

Many Voices , a single Theme

The World Malaria Day theme provides a common platform for countries to showcase their successes in malaria control and unify diverse initiatives in the changing global context. Malaria-endemic countries have made incredible gains in malaria in the last decade, but sustaining them will take extra efforts until the job is finished and malaria is eliminated worldwide.  While efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat malaria have gained important momentum over the past years, an annual shortage of US$ 3.6 billion threatens to slow down progress, particularly across Africa where high-burden countries are facing critical funding gaps.  Unless the world can find a way to bridge the funding gaps and endemic countries have the resources and technical support they need to implement sound malaria control plans, malaria resurgence will likely take many more lives.

The theme from 2013 to 2015 is Invest in the future, Defeat malaria to call attention to efforts to finish the job 2015. Use RBM’s messaging to support your advocacy this year, adding your own specific messages that reflect your particular area of focus.  To boost action towards the 2015 malaria targets, an ongoing RBM campaign provides a window on political commitment, new investments and action taken to overcome challenges in endemic countries.

Help spread the word, don’t just watch:  

Tweet:  “Africa fights #malaria – http://defeatmalaria.org/

Act:   http://www.rollbackmalaria.org/worldmalariaday/act.html

 

Malaria is highly endemic in Nigeria and it remains one of the leading causes of childhood and maternal morbidity and mortality in the country. The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) is responsible for ensuring a coordinated response to malaria elimination efforts in the country with the strategic vision of being “Malaria Free Nigeria”.

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