Nigeria has more reported cases of malaria and deaths due to malaria than any other country in the world. CDC’s activities in Nigeria are a part of the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI). The main goal of PMI in Nigeria is to achieve 85% coverage of the most vulnerable groups — children under five years of age and pregnant women — with proven preventive and therapeutic interventions, including long lasting insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs), intermittent preventive treatment of pregnant women (IPTp), indoor residual spraying (IRS), and artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs). CDC/PMI provides technical assistance to Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health, National Malaria Control Program and other partners to develop evidence-based malaria policy and programming to help reduce the burden of malaria in Nigeria. CDC provides technical assistance in the areas of:
- Monitoring/evaluation and operations research;
- Case management and malaria diagnostics; and,
- Vector control through IRS.
CDC/PMI is also building Nigerian epidemiologic capacity through the Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (FELTP). CDC malaria activities in Nigeria are conducted through the USAID Mission bilateral program.
Visit CDC’s Global Malaria Activities Web site for more information about these activities.