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”.Read more...
NMCP Press Release
Nigeria’s National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) has embarked on its first wave
of replacement campaigns following the successful distribution of over 59 million LLINs
in all 36 States of the country, as well as the Federal Capital Territory, between 2009
and 2013. The current replacement campaigns aim to ensure that one LLIN is made
available for every two persons in a household as outlined in the 2014 LLIN campaign
implementation guidelines. The LLINs for distribution are made available through
resources from the Federal/States Government and Roll Back Malaria (RBM) partners
(particularly The Global Fund, DfID, the US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and the
Nigeria has adopted the use of LLINs as an intervention for malaria vector control in the country as part of the Integrated Vector Management Strategy. So far over 60 million LLINs have been distributed in country through mass campaigns between 2009 and 2014. Abia, Kaduna, Kebbi, Katsina, Kano, and Plateau States are some of the beneficiaries of the ongoing replacement campaign in the country which started in the last quarter of 2014.Read more...
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