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PMI: Presidents Malaria Initiative - Saving lives in Africa.



Malaria in Nigeria
Malaria, a major public health concern in Nigeria, is transmitted throughout the country. The disease accounts for 60 percent of outpatient visits and 30 percent of hospitalizations among children under five years of age. With a population of 174.5 million people, one-quarter of all malaria cases in Africa occur in Nigeria, and there are more deaths due to malaria in Nigeria than in any other country. It also has one of the world’s highest rates of all-cause mortality for children under five; approximately one in six children die before their fifth birthday.

arrow  Read more about PMI's activities in the Nigeria Country Profile [PDF, 259KB].

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Malaria Operational Plans

  Photo of a small girl holding a net.
  With the support of PMI and other partners, Nigeria is implementing a massive nationwide ITN distribution campaign. To reach the goal of two nets per household, more than 60 million long-lasting mosquito nets will be distributed by 2011.
Source: Marcy Erskine, IFRC

The Malaria Operational Plan (MOP) below is a detailed one-year implementation plan for PMI in Nigeria. It briefly reviews the current status of malaria control and prevention policies and interventions, identifies challenges and unmet needs, and describes planned activities under PMI. Each MOP has been endorsed by the Global Malaria Coordinator and reflects collaborative discussions with national malaria control programs and partners in country.

Voices from the Field


Additional PMI Information